Community gets set for day of family fun

After the massive success of last year’s first ever community fun day in Langfaulds Field in Bearsden - the event is going to be held again this year.

Residents of Castlehill, Bonnaughton and Baljaffray are getting geared up for the fun day, which will take place on Saturday, August 24, at Langfaulds field on Nevis Road.

Over 600 people went along to the event last year, and they were lucky with the weather as the sun shone despite it being one of the wettest summers on record.

One of the organisers, Alastair Muir, said: “We did a lot of research last year to find out what people liked and whether it’s something they’d like to see being held every year.

“People loved it and they told us it was a great way to bring the community together.

“We’ve taken a bit more of a risk this year and spent more money on the event to encourage more visitors along.

“We looked at other similar events being held in Scotland and found out that climbing walls always seem to be very popular with all ages, so that’s why we aded that this year.

“The children’s races are fun and not to be taken too seriously, and there will be some great prizes up for grabs in the dog show.

“We’d like to thank all the local shops who have sponsored us and to all the people from the area who help us to organise this fun day.

“Castlehill Baptist Church is particularly supportive and we’re very grateful to them.”

Catering for all ages, the event will have a wide range of activities, including a state of the art 24 ft (7.3m) mobile rock climbing wall, children’s races, a dog show, 1st Bearsden Boys’ Brigade pipe band and a range of other activities with favourites such as “throw the wellie” and a bouncy castle.

There will also be tea tents and other catering for everyone to enjoy, and Caulders Garden Centre will be running workshops on what to do in your garden in Autumn.

The Battle of the Bands event has been dropped this year as although it was good the organisers felt that it didn’t appeal to all ages .

Alistair added: “After last year’s stunning success, it is hoped that the whole community will again come along for a great community day out.”

Entrance to the community event is free of charge.

It will run from 1pm to 5pm.