Protesters attempt to block A9 motorway near Gleneagles, Scotland

Police and protesters have clashed in Scotland, as leaders of the world's leading industrial nations gather for the Group of Eight summit at the Gleneagles resort.

Scottish officials Wednesday said about 60 people have been arrested and eight officers injured after hooded protesters smashed windows and hurled rocks and other objects at officers in the town of Stirling. They say demonstrators have blocked roads leading to Gleneagles, as well as access to a nearby railway station.

Meanwhile, Scottish police now say they will allow protesters to march to the edge of the G-8 summit site. Earlier in the day, they canceled the planned demonstration following outbreaks of violence in cities surrounding the resort.

More than 10,000 police have been deployed in the area around Gleneagles.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.