Residents meet up for big lunch
Residents in Rutherglen joined many others across the UK in celebrating the Big Lunch this month.
Overtoun Park was the venue on Sunday, June 18 for the event, which was organised by community group, Grow 73.
Around 150 people took advantage of the sunny weather to enjoy lunch together and listen to music from the Mairs Family Band and musician friends, including Bernadette Collier.
Activities for children included leaf print making, giant Jenga, quoits, seedbomb making, and storytelling from professional Storyteller, Amanda Edmiston of Botanic Fabula.
The event was supported by a team of volunteers, the Lottery Celebrate Fund, Tesco Burnside, Stonelaw Church, Overtoun Park Bowling Club and Friends of Overtoun Park. The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project. Its aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours and/or the wider community annually on a Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.
This year it was the culmination of The Great Get Together, an idea inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, in celebration of her belief that we have more in common with our neighbours.