Helensburgh and Lomond residents are being urged to make a note in their diary for one of the area's most popular annual events this weekend.

The Cove and Kilcreggan Real Ale and Cider Festival returns to Cove Burgh Hall this Saturday, September 23, from 12 noon until 8pm.

The event will feature a variety of ales and ciders from local suppliers Lomond Brewery and No Limits, and from those further afield throughout Scotland, England, and Wales – with wines and soft drinks also on offer.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the festival will treat visitors to live music as well as street food from the Cafe at Kilcreggan and Scozzese Pizza.

A spokesperson said: “We’ve got another humdinger coming up for you.

“It’s one of our biggest annual fundraisers - please come and support us so that we can continue to keep Cove Burgh Hall ship shape, Bristol fashion and at the heart of our community.”

Unlike other years, the 2023 festival will not have a theme, but organisers promise to offer a wider range of ciders than they had in the past.

A family friendly area will be provided to make the event suitable for visitors of all ages.

The event is sponsored by Dumbarton-based No Limits Brewing – which is owned by two Helensburgh area residents, Henry Boswell and Andy Logan.

Festival tickets cost £10 and include entry, your first tipple, and a glass.

Tickets can be booked online in advance at www.coveburghhall.org.uk or bought on the door at the day.