Dozens of local parades planned as part of Twelfth of July celebrations

Dozens of parades are being held locally as part of the Twelfth of July commemorations in the North today.

The parades mark the anniversary of King William’s victory at the Battle of the Boyne more than 300 years ago.

The Orange Order claims the spectacle will provide “an enhanced cultural experience”.

Parades will be held in Aughnacloy, Brookeborough, Enniskillen, Newtownbutler, Maguiresbridge, Roslea and Lisnaskea.

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland George Hamilton has called for a peaceful and safe parading season this summer.

Thousands of PSNI officers will be on duty throughout the province today.