Volunteers needed as plans are drawn up for Milngavie Festival

festival committee
festival committee

AN exciting line-up of events is planned for this year’s Book and Arts Festival in Milngavie later this year.

The committee, made up of volunteers from throughout the area, met for its AGM and to discuss plans for this year’s festival which will run from Tuesday, September 6 to Saturday, September 10.

Festival project manager Alison Hughes, said: “This year the festival will be slightly different partly due to restricted funding and as a result of feedback from visitors last year. Last year we relied on private funding but that has been difficult to get this time so we have applied for public funding.”

Author events will be concentrated into the Friday and Saturday, culminating with the ever popular Fish, Chips and Champagne crime night, which will host crime authors, in Cairns church hall, Milngavie on the Saturday night. The same day, there will be fun for all the family with children’s storytelling and art workshops all day in the former courtroom next to the Lillie Art Gallery, Station Road, Milngavie and music and other events in the precinct.

Alsion added: “The success of last year’s festival was due to our team of committed volunteers and committee members but, with many working 10 hour days during the festival, we really do need to recruit some more volunteers for this year.

“If you can spare some time, no matter how little, why not come and join the festival team and be a part of this great community event.”

If you’d like to help contact Alison Hughes on a.hughes@ntlworld.com. The next committee meeting will be held in Milngavie bookshop at 7pm on Thursday, April 7. All are welcome to go along and find out more.