TRADITIONAL celebrations welcomed in the New Year in style across Helensburgh and Lomond as revellers said ‘cheers’ to a bright and prosperous 2020.

The ever-popular Hogmanay bash at the Victoria Hall in Helensburgh saw 115 guests dance away the last few hours of 2019 with Frank McCracken’s Voice Box Ceilidh Band providing the music.

Meanwhile, the Hogmanay ball at Cove Burgh Hall, which has been running for almost three decades, delighted peninsula residents once again as live band Papa Shandy and the Drams got visitors up onto the dance floor to see the evening through the bells and into the wee small hours.

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The Helensburgh event, in its 26th year and once again provided by the Helensburgh and District Access Trust, also featured members of the Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band as the gathering's 'first foot', Pipe Major John Low, got the New Year off to a stirring start.

Event organiser Anne Urquhart said: “Despite some initial concern over numbers, the event lived up to its reputation and everyone had a great time.

“As with everything we do, it wouldn’t happen without the volunteer effort of the Access Trust’s members. Support from local businesses is an essential element too as their generous donations of raffle prizes helps us raise much needed funds. for the development and improvement of the area’s footpath network.

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“This year’s main prizes came from the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Cruise Loch Lomond, Cameron House, Colquhoun Arms Hotel, The Lodge on Loch Lomond, and Eutopia Hair.

“We mustn’t forget the generosity of Campbells of Callander who each year gift the ‘first foot’ packet of shortbread which every attendee is given as they depart.”