Nations unite for day of peace in Castlemilk
People from many cultures and communities came together at Castlemilk Woodlands to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Eighty-five people from countries including Cameroon, Somalia, China, India, Pakistan, Scotland, England, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey were there to share traditional snacks, teas, recipes and stories under the trees.
Groups contributed foods and drinks from around the world, such as bobolos, sambuzas, stuffed parathas, maamoul, dumplings and teacakes.
Romena Huq from Forestry Commission Scotland said: “The sun broke through the clouds by the time the tea was brewed and many people sampled new tastes, made willow peace decorations and planted flowers symbolising peace.
“The community woodland provided a beautiful autumn backdrop to the celebration and the smells and tastes of the foods all enhanced the setting for the event. It really was a great day.”
May Fan, leader of the Chinese community group, said: “We very much appreciated being invited to join Forestry Commission Scotland’s event for the World Peace Day.
“All of us thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and tasting the different foods and teas from the different cultures.”
The event was held by Forestry Commission Scotland with support from Cassiltoun Housing Association and Open Aye.
Multicultural Eighty-five people from a number countries took part in the event