GLASGOW’S Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) has welcomed over 300,000 people through its doors in the last year - the highest ever in its 25 year history.

As it approaches its quarter century anniversary the cultural hotspot on Sauchiehall Street announced it reached an all time high of 335,650 admissions in 2016/17.

After organisers brought in a new policy in 2006, to organise their programme of events,the centre has experienced an increase in number since.

Last year CCA worked with 253 programme partners across 1,075 events and 26 festivals.

Maggie Maxwell, Head of Equalities and Diversity at Creative Scotland said: “The team at CCA work hard to create a high quality artistic programme that appeals to a diverse range of participants and audiences.

“The venue’s success shows that imaginative approaches to inclusion and access lead to lively programming that in turn attracts new audiences.

“The popularity of the CCA is testament both to the team and to all of the artists who have showcased their diverse works at the venue throughout its history and made the venue such an important destination for art lovers.”

Along with more events being organised a total of 23,316 people visited the centre to view its main exhibitions and resident artists.

But as well as this, thousands attended several workshops put on by the CCA and its partners.

Francis McKee, the director of the centre, said: “I would like to extend my thanks to all programme partners, cultural tenants, audience members, artists, staff and supporters of CCA, as well as to our core funders – Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

“CCA’s accomplishments as we reach our 25th birthday are shared with everyone who participates in, presents, supports and attends our programme.”

CCA launched in the Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson building on Sauchiehall Street.

The first exhibitions the venue held showcased work from Narelle Jubelin’s and Tracey Moffatt first UK. in the new venue opening on 1 May 1992.