Security bollards will be installed in George Square in Glasgow when new traffic measures are implemented.

According to the Evening Times, the new rules, set to be agreed by city councillors next week, will reduce the number of cars travelling into the city by 900 every day.

Security bollards, which can only be lowered to allow access for the emergency services or when VIPs visit the council headquarters, will be put in place at each end of the street.

Parking will also be banned, and bus gates will be installed to reduce traffic flow.

"Having a bus gate at Nelson Mandela Place will ease traffic flow and remove up to 900 cars travelling into George Square each day," Jim Coleman, the council’s executive member for land and environmental services, told the newspaper.

"That's a huge step towards relieving congestion affecting the city centre on a day to day basis."

This month, security bollards replaced a damaged car park wall in Hounslow that one councillor felt was a hazard to pedestrians.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800369385-ADNFCR