THE treasurer of a Clydebank arts initiative which caters for older creatives admits she is ‘excited’ their artwork will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the town hall.

Margaret McGregor helps run the Wee Scottish Arts Group who have been granted the opportunity to showcase their work at Clydebank Town Hall between August 11 and September 18 following a chance phone call with West Dunbartonshire Council.

The group – which meets at the Dalmuir Community Centre every Wednesday and has around 15 members - will be selling their paintings and drawings during the five-week gallery exhibition with the proceeds going to a variety of charities of their choosing.

And speaking to the Clydebank Post, Margaret explained they traditionally held exhibitions at the now-closed Backdoor Gallery in Dalmuir Library.

She said: “We did a lot of exhibitions there.

“And when I contacted West Dunbartonshire they offered the town hall.

“So, we got a chance to go in there for a month. It is a great encouragement to the elderly to have their work displayed for the local community.”

Before adding: “With there being a lot of seniors, we do a lot of outings, but the group is very much a friendship place as well as an art group.”

Margaret, 84, revealed she only got into art and painting when she retired in 2001 and sat qualifications in creative design.

And she explained there will be between 30 and 35 pieces on display and hopes Bankies from across the region will pop along to view their hard work.

Margaret finished: “They are really lovely paintings, they are all different, from portraits to landscapes to flowers, animals, you name it, we have everything.”

The Wee Scottish Arts Group’s exhibition will take place in Gallery Five at the town hall and is free for all.