'Nazi and Holocaust costumes' worn for Protestant parties in Scotland

Photos posted online show people in Nazi outfits and children wearing yellow stars at Orange Lodge event

One photo is said to have shown a man dressed as Adolf Hitler

Monday, July 17, 2017

Police are investigating after images were posted online of people wearing Nazi and Holocaust outfits at a Protestant meeting place in Scotland.

The photos appear to have been taken at the Airdrie District Orange Hall and Social Club between 2010 and 2013, according to STV.

Photos are said to have shown a man who was dressed up as Adolf Hitler doing a Nazi salute.

It is also claimed that he was seen in photos with children who were wearing yellow stars, like the ones Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.

A man dressed as the Pope can also reportedly be seen in the photos, with a noose around his neck.

The photos were posted on the Whinhall True Blues Flute Band Facebook page. The images have now been removed from Facebook, but police have obtained copies of them.

Robert McLean, the executive officer at the protestant fraternity The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, has told The Sunday Herald he has no comment to make about the photos.

But The Grand Orange Lodge did post a comment on social media, to criticise the way the photos have been covered in the press.