Events coming up – Ceilidh-Manjaro, Barluath, village fun day

A ceilidh to raise funds for a charity ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro is being held in Cove Burgh Hall on Saturday August 9.

Leeanne Devenny is aiming to scale the 19,341-feet peak in aid of Action on Depression in early September.

‘Ceilidh-Manjaro’ will start at 7pm – tickets are £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children, available on the door. Bring your own bottle.

Barluath, a diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band with be performing tomorrow night (Friday August 1) at The Tower in Sinclair Street, Helensburgh.

Led by vocalist Ainsley V Hammill, from Cardross, a former Hermitage Academy pupil, the group met while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have appeared at Celtic Connections, Linlithgow Folk Festival and Piping Live!

Tickets available online or from Visit Helensburgh at The Clock Tower on East Clyde Street – adults £10, senior citizens and students £6, children £2.

A fund-raising family fun day take will take place in the Loch Lomondside village of Luss this Sunday (August 3).

The ‘Bounce & BBQ’ event will see the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel host a bouncy castle, stalls, games, face-painting and barbecue, with the fun starting at 12 noon.

It has been organised by Luss and Arden Community Development Trust, with funds raised going towards trust projects such as play park improvements, clear-up days and investigating the potential of a community hydro-electricity scheme.