Celebrating Diwali at Buchanan Lodge in Bearsden

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Staff at Buchanan Lodge Nursing Home in Bearsden celebrated the traditional Indian festival of Diwali recently.

Invited guests included East Dunbartonshire Deputy Leader, Councillor Ashay Ghai and pupils from nearby Buchanan Nursery.

The themed afternoon for the Hindu Festival of Lights included a demonstration on traditional Asian dhol drum by staff member Raman Hahem’s daughter Ekjot Mahem

Councillor Ghai said: “It was a privilege and a pleasure to be invited to join everyone at Buchanan Lodge for the day.

“My best wishes go to all the residents and wonderful staff, particularly at this Diwali period.”

Activities Co-ordinator at Buchanan Lodge, Alison Blair, said the event was a huge success.

She added: “The afternoon was very well attended and we all enjoyed a range of traditional Indian festivities.”