MORE than 200 local people packed out a ceilidh in Govanhill to celebrate the neighbourhood’s many cultures and traditions.

The South Side area is Scotland’s most ethnically diverse community and the sell-out event offered a chance for people to meet, dance and eat local foods.

The ceilidh, in Queen’s Park Baptist Church (left), featured a multicultural quiz, a Roma band, a Scottish ceilidh band, dances from around the world, art activities and Pakistani henna artists. Asian and European foods were washed down with Irn-Bru.

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The ceilidh is part of the Thriving Places initiative, funded by Glasgow Life and organised by Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) with support from Community Renewal and Crossroads Youth and Community Association.

A spokeswoman from Thriving Places said: “Govanhill is completely unique and we want to celebrate the variety of the community and its mixture of cultures and languages.”

GCDT and partners are already making plans for the next one, as well as for the Govanhill Festival from August 1.