THE curtain has come down on one of Glasgow's biggest festivals with a series of performances from some of the best-known personalities in the West of Scotland.

The newly revamped Kelvingrove Bandstand hosted the finale of the West End Festival with the Evening Times's own Michelle McManus headlining.

A day of music and song saw ex-MSP Pauline McNeill kick off the day while community choir Local Vocals also say.

Unsigned bands Old Bohemia and Diana Schad won a competition to take part in the closing event, which also saw the John Beattie Band play.

The five-piece Americana band fronted by BBC broadcaster and rugby hero John included weather presenter Judith Ralston and BBC Scotland reporter Catriona Renton.

But the highlight of the day was Honest Sam and the Dealers, a seven-piece country band with Michelle the starring vocalist.

Hundreds turned out for the final day of the month-long festival, which featured 400 events in 80 venues,

Now in its 19th year, the cultural extravaganza has attracted more than 1.1 million visitors in that time and provided a multi-million-pound boost to the local economy.