A scupture has been unveiled in Giffnock as part of plans to make the area a business and shopping hotspot.
East Renfrewshire locals tuned out in force for the unveiling of the artwork, by artist Jephson Robb, entitled "Embrace"and sited just outside the new Whole Foods Market.
Community Council Chairman, Hugh Moore said: "Composed of two interconnecting rings, the polished bronze sculpture creates a special sense of place and a focal point for Giffnock.
"It represents the welcome embrace the Giffnock community has to offer from the old to the young, from all faiths and cultures, and the unseen work that many volunteers and voluntary groups provide through the community.
"We felt it was time Giffnock had something special at its heart."
Public realm improvements have been ongoing in Giffnock for some time, but Mr Moore said the community council felt there was something lacking that would give a real identity to the South Side suburb.
The idea was to create a focal point for the main shopping street through a public artwork.
He added: "The purity of the design allows for individual interpretation and we hope it will get folk thinking about its meaning and have some fun with it."
Artist Jephson Robb said: "I worked with pupils from St Ninian's and Woodfarm High Schools and they showed great interest in the project.
"The pupils understood the design as a reflection on Giffnock's origins and past as well as it being very much a sculpture for its future. They felt it would create a strong identity for the area."
The idea, promoted by Giffnock Community Council, was helped by an award from the Big Lottery and delivered through the Town Centre Public Realm fund and contributions from Prem Glasgow LLP and Whole Foods.