Light fantastic at park festival

COLOURFUL lights have transformed a popular park on the outskirts of Glasgow.

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Rouken Glen in Giffnock has been illuminated as part of the Electric Glen winter lights festival.

The event, part of Homecoming Scotland, sold all 10,000 tickets allocated last year. Most of this year's 24,000 tickets have been snapped up.

Electric Glen, which runs until February 16, was launched last night by East Renfrewshire ­Council leader Jim Fletcher and Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP.

Mr Wheelhouse said it ­celebrated "one of Scotland's most stunning parks and its rich economic and cultural heritage."

Jim Fletcher, leader of East Renfrewshire Council, said Electric Glen was a "feast for the senses".

It features the talents of visual, sound and performance artists and pays note to the park's heritage.

It was once home to the Crum Family who ran the Thornliebank Calico Printworks.

Performance artists will pay homage to the commercial design and calico printing industry in 19th century Scotland.

A night time trail is on ­offer including storytelling, while there will be a clue trail for young explorers.

Most tickets have sold out but there are a few slots available on Thursday, ­February 13.

Visit www.electricglen.co.uk for tickets

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