Adventurous families from all over Renfrewshire will be going wild on Sunday at a gala day with a difference.

This year’s Renfrew Gala Day takes place at Robertson Park from 1pm until 4pm.

The theme of this year’s event is jungle – and to get involved in the day, families are being encouraged to pay tribute to their favourite wild creatures by donning crazy, colourful costumes.

A 300-strong parade will mark the start of the event – starting at Canal Street at 1pm, before trekking past Renfrew Town Hall, and then turning right along Inchinnan Road, heading for the park. 

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “Our gala days are very important for our communities, as they encourage people of all ages to join together in celebrating everything that’s good about the local area.

“They also herald the start of summer and are a great opportunity for families to get outside and to enjoy a free, family day out.

“We’re really excited about the jungle theme for Renfrew Gala Day this year and hope that people of all ages will join Depute Provost Cathy McEwan on this fun filled day.”

As a precursor to the gala day, youngsters took part in a wild town trail competition around Renfrew’s shops and businesses to find hidden animal stickers. One intrepid explorer will be announced as the winner on Sunday.  

Activities will include go karting, free face painting and a bouncy castle, and there will also be a funfair, rugby and football sessions.

The McMaster Centre tearoom will be serving food and drink, along with a selection of food vendors, and there will be plenty of bargains on offer at the stalls.

Local musicians and dancers will provide a feast for the eyes and ears, and there will also be a visit from a troupe of vintage fire engines.

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Barshaw Gala Day will take place at Barshaw Park on 22 June.