Bearsden fun day is a great success

Langfaulds Fields - Fun Day'The Allander Jazz Band'24th August 2014'Pic : Roberto Cavieres
Langfaulds Fields - Fun Day'The Allander Jazz Band'24th August 2014'Pic : Roberto Cavieres

The community spirit is alive and well if the annual Langfaulds Fields Fun Day is anything to go by.

Now in its second year the community event attracted around 1,000 people to relax and chill out last Saturday afternoon in the field just off Nevis Road in Bearsden.

Organised by Castlehill Baptist Church, the day was designed to be as inclusive as possible with events for both youngsters and the more mature member.

The inclusive feel was reflected in the fact that many grandparents of families attended from outwith the area swelling the crowd and giving the fun day a real family feel.

One of the organisers, Alastair Muir, said: “It was definitely better attended than last year which was helped by the weather. Last year there was a real monsoon, but we were really lucky with the weather this year.

“Following on from lessons learnt at last year’s event, there was more for youngsters to do. We had a climbing wall which was really popular and Colin Barrie came along from Caulder’s Garden Centre to do a workshop on plant care.”

The Allander Jazz Band and a dog show also proved hits with young and old and there were stalls selling tea, cakes and pizza to the hungry crowds.

According to Alastair the highlight of the day for him was “just the amount of people who came up to me smiling and saying what a wonderful time they were having.”

Make sure you get your copy of this week’s Milngavie and Bearsden Herald for a full picture spread on the fun day - in shops on Thursday.