RADNOR Park Parish Church brings back its Christmas Tree Festival this weekend filling the pews with 28 decorated trees.

Last year’s event welcomed up to 500 people over three days and proved so popular organisers extended the hours for 2017, starting Friday.

Trees will be decorated by Kilbowie, St Eunan’s and Whitecrook primaries as well as St Peter the Apostle High. Y Sort It, Kilbowie St Andrew’s Church, Alzheimers Scotland in Clydebank, JP Travel and others are also taking part.

The trees are all getting delivered today and decorating will consume all day Thursday in time for a Friday opening. The event runs 10am-8pm on Friday, December 1, 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, which will include a Christmas Songs of Praise at 6.30pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

A popular winter BBQ returns on the Friday night from 5pm to 7pm and there are soup ‘n’ roll lunches on Friday and Saturday from 12pm-2pm.

Elma Stewart, one of the organisers, said: “This year’s theme is ‘Christmas traditions’ - Christmas cards, mistletoe, Father Christmas, advent, the 12 days of Christmas, crackers and presents, cakes, mince pies and ginger wine, Christmas dinner and the Queen’s speech.

“It’s really quite moving when you come in and see that.”

More than £1,500 was raised on top of the costs of running the festival last year and was spread between town charities including Clydebank Stroke Club, Alzheimers Scotland, Kilbowie Primary, Y Sort It and Talking Books. Entry by donation.