MORE than 650 people of all ages descended on Bowling Harbour in just one weekend to take part in a host of exciting activities for “Springfest”.

Some visitors made the most of the watersports on offer including canoeing and paddle-boarding, while others decided to stick to dry land and try their hand at soft archery or woodcraft.

There was also an Easter egg hunt, heritage walks, pony-trekking, water zorbing, and workshops, as well as local arts and crafts stalls and music to ensure everyone had a ball.

A beach clean-up was also organised by Greenpeace which collected 50 bags of rubbish that had washed up onto Bowling’s hidden beach.

The event was organised by Scottish Canals and with increasing numbers attending this year’s festival, Matthew Skilling, the organisation's activity hub advisor, hailed the success of the event.

He said: “BHive, Scottish Canals’ first activity hub, successfully opened last year at Bowling Harbour. The creation of the hub is the next step in the development of Bowling into a top tourism and leisure destination on Scotland’s canals.

“Last week’s Springfest signalled the launch of the 2018 season for BHive and gave us the opportunity to engage with a variety of partners to put on a special event for people of all ages from the local community and beyond.

“The event was undoubtedly a big success with even more people than last year coming along to experience everything BHive has to offer. We have lots more great events planned for the year to come – watch this space.”