Family fun day for all ages to welcome baton

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Bearsden will be awash with colour and flags as the Queen’s Baton Relay makes its way through Bearsden Cross on Saturday morning.

The festivities kick-off at 8.30am just after the baton passes through the Cross and festivities will continue until 1pm. The Bearsden Festival committee, members of the local community and local traders will coming together to create a special all-age event in Bearsden Primary School playground.

After cheering on the baton, everyone is invited to the Gallus Games: a free, all-age, family-friendly event with a cheeky Scottish sense of humour.

Participants can win a medal just by taking part in the five events of the Gallus Pentathlon, which include: Jeely Piece Flinging, Oor Wullie Buckets, Hameldaeme Commonwealth Obstacle Course, Gallus Bunnet making and Gallus Golf.

Another attraction will be the “Acknowledgement Booth” where people can say why either they, or someone they know, deserves a medal.

Local traders will also be setting up food stalls with a Commonwealth theme.

Jennifer Boyle of Café Crème, said: “The local traders at Bearsden Cross are delighted to be part of the latest Bearsden Festival after the success of the event held last September. It is a great opportunity for us all to get involved with and support the local community”.

Adding to the celebrations will be a Commonwealth flag hunt around the Cross, and, for budding musicians, the chance to have a go on a Play Me I’m Yours street piano. Gates open at 8.30am after the baton has passed the Cross.