UNION members have thanked Bankies for turning out for a special theatre performance in the town.

The recent performance of "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist" at Clydebank Town Hall raised more than £500 for West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare.

Written by Robert Tressell, the play is a one-man show with scenes, speeches, audience particupation and songs from the classic book portraying working-class politics.

Actor Neil Gore, from Townsend Productions, presented an Edwardian magic show with magic lantern and projected animation, political conjuring tricks and live music and song while meeting the characters from the book.

Thomas Morrison, secretary of Clydebank TUC, told the Post: "Many thanks to the good folk of West Dunbartonshire for the solidarity shown to the members of the community suffering from the Government policy of cuts and austerity.

"The message from the play was: if you do not want to go back to these sort of working conditions - get active in your trade union. And if you are not in one - join one."