Fun in the sun at Bearsden community festival

The community got together on Saturday for the second of three Bearsden Festivals organised by New Kilpatrick Church - and it was a runaway success.

This festival based its theme on a local newspaper and had various sections which were brought to life with workshops and discussions, such as a motoring section with 12 vintage cars on display.

Bearsden Festival - puppet show.

Bearsden Festival - puppet show.

Organiser Reverend Roddy Hamilton from New Kilpatrick Church, said: “It was great and a good variety of generations turned up. There were 58 organisations represented from a drystone walling group to Girl Guides and the British Legion.”

As well as discussions in the church hall on subjects as diverse as the NHS, social justice and the Referendum, there were fun and games with giant Jenga sets and Connect 4.

For the more energetic there was singing, dancing and a ballet display.

Reverend Hamilton added: “The highlight for me was the comment section with speakers such as Libby Brooks from the Guardian talking about the Referendum and a host of other interesting speakers who gave a very interesting take on topics that interest people.”

Other events included installation arts, a puppet show, societies fair, puzzle section, tours in a vintage bus and lots of great food stalls.

The next and final festival is on a Celtic theme and will take place from Friday, October 3 to Sunday, October 5.