Individuals supported by Turning Point Scotland showed off their creative side as this year’s West End Festival.

Costumes, music and art formed part of the much loved Glasgow festival running through June, as well as performances at hundreds of venues around the area.

The theme this year for the West End Festival is Scottish which is fitting giving the Commonwealth Games and Referendum later in the year.

Anne Ross, coordinating Turning Point Scotland’s group at the event said:

“The day itself was very successful. We had 56 people in costume, staff and service user, taking part in the west End Festival Parade. It was very wet when we were driving up and when we arrived in Glasgow so we were a little worried. However, it cleared up and the sun came out for us.

The costumes were all on a Scottish theme this year. We had lots of different costumes, including; bravehearts, soltires, lion rampants, Jimmy hats, Irn Bru Cans, Tunnock tea cakes, eagles, thistles, pheasants, highland cows and Nessie. We had a great response from the crowd, which was out in their thousands to cheer us on. Everyone who took part really enjoyed the day.

We would really like to thank all those who helped us to make all the costumes. The groups in Ayr worked hard, but with so many to make we could never have managed it alone. We would especially like to thank the group who came from Garscube to help us. There are some pictures of them helping with the costumes. We would never have gotten all the work done without them.”

As part of the West End Festival and Learning Disability week, the group also hosted an art exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Galleries from Monday 16th until Thursday 19th June.