SLIDESHOW: Christmas has come to Milngavie

Milngavie was filled with Christmas cheer at the weekend when the Christmas lights were switched on by Alistair Kellock, former Scotland rugby captain.

The first ever St Andrew’s Festival to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage was also held in Milngavie the same day.

Milngavie Christmas Lights Switch On.

Milngavie Christmas Lights Switch On.

The town was filled with Scottish music, Highland dancing, a pipe band parade, free tasting of Scotland’s Natural Larder dishes, Scottish market, ceilidh music and to keep the little ones entertained, the BID organised arts and craft activities, puppet storytelling, face painting and even special appearances from Disney’s Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf!

St Andrew’s Festival in Milngavie received support as a part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events funded by EventScotland.

The organisers would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who helped to organise the St Andrew’s Festival and Christmas lights “Switch On”.

Their facebook page said: “Many thanks to all visitors, families, entertainers and performers and all our volunteers you were great and the event would not be the same without your help.

“Milngavie Tesco - thank you for all fabulous refreshments and hot drinks to keep us warm!

“We hope you all enjoyed it and if there is anything you would like us to do better in the future please let us know by completing the short survey:

“In the meantime we would like to wish you a wonderful festive season and see you in 2017!”