Helpers are needed for Bearsden Festival 2014

Rev Roddy Hamilton
Rev Roddy Hamilton

After the success of last year’s Bearsden arts festival there are plans for another one this year - with a Commonwealth Games theme.

Last year’s event - the first one of it’s kind in Bearsden - was organised by Rev Roddy Hamilton of New Kilpatrick Church and he is now setting the wheels in motion for something similar but this time it will tie in with the Commonwealth Games.

Rev Roddy Hamilton said: “We hope to offer three or four mini-festivals throughout the summer and autumn to the community.

“We’ll have a sporting festival in July when the baton comes through Bearsden with food from all the different nations.

“Then in August/September we hope to have another mini-festival for children and families to give them the chance to sign up with different organisations to do something creative over the year. There will also be music, puppets, vintage cars and buses.

“Then we’ll have a third mini-festival in October with a Celtic theme to include dancing, storytelling, ceilidhs, music and concerts.

“It’s all at the planning stage and we’re always looking for volunteers to help out and be part of the dreaming and sharing ideas across the community.”