Green Shoots Programme

We are delighted to be back as the trees change colour and the nights draw in with some ideas to inspire us all

to continue to enjoy our environment even if we need to get our scarves and woolly hats on. 




21 April at 8-9 pm

Join environmental campaigner Laura Young to find out simple ways to reduce waste and tackle climate change - with a focus on sustainable fashion.

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12 May at 8-9 pm

Clinical psychologists Jan, Catherine and Jo from The Wellbeing Rooms will talk about shared experiences and losses, and share tips to help us all move on.

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17th October: one hour sessions

Operation Play Outdoors!

We are kicking off with a great reason for the youngest members of our community to get outside and have fun.  

Festival favorites Craig and the Operation Play Outdoors team are back with more fantastic one hour play sessions for pre school and primary age children.  This time participants can discover the New Kilpatrick Manse Garden  - a hidden gem at the heart of  Bearsden.*  Come and enjoy the last day of the October week holiday!


Sessions are free but numbers are limited so please book the time slot you would like.   Please note that pre school children must have a parent with them.  Primary age children can be dropped off, although parents are welcome to stay.

Slightly older siblings are welcome in either group, but please remember to book places for them too.

Pre school (under 5s)

10.00am - 11.00am

11.30am - 12.30pm

Primary (perfect for 5 to 10 year olds)

1.30pm - 2.30pm

3.00 - 4.00pm

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Bearsden Baptist Church

21 Roman Road

Projects: Easter

Easter Pots of Hope was a creative partnership project to bring decorated pots of primulas to many older Bearsden residents who may be feeling isolated during lockdown. 


Led by New Kilpatrick Parish Church, the project aimed to reach over 300 individuals, and so the Festival Team helped to recruit pupils attending hub school to paint 150 terracotta pots, while the congregation knitted, painted and decorated the rest. Then a planting team prepared the pots and 40 distributors took them round to 300 isolated senior residents for Easter, with love. 

A huge thank you to Bearsden Academy, Bearsden PS, Baljaffray PS, Mosshead PS and Castlehill PS for their wonderful creativity and the little messages along with the pots. We know these have been difficult times for the children too and each child received an Easter treat donated by Sainsbury's for their sterling efforts!