Paisley residents are gearing up for one of the favourite family days out in the area’s events calendar when Barshaw Gala Day returns this weekend.

The popular free event will be on in the park between noon and 4pm on Saturday 18 June, with a range of fun activities planned.

Attractions include live music on the main stage provided by the Erskine Music and Media Studio.

Elsewhere in the park there will be fairground rides, kids’ entertainers, magicians, face-painting and arts and crafts.

Visitors will also get the chance to take part in workshops allowing them to design their own props for the parade at this year’s Sma’ Shot Day, due to take place on Saturday 2 July.

There will also be a selection of stalls from various local groups from throughout the community.

Visitors will also be able to pay a visit to other attractions in the park such as Pets’ Corner, the BMX track, the Rowantree Café and the boating pond.

The event has been a long-running fixture in the park – which celebrated its centenary in 2012.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board, said: “Barshaw Gala Day remains a popular day out, set in a popular spot in the town.

“It always attracts a good crowd and I am sure this year will be no different – once again there is a great selection of activities for all the family to enjoy.”

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