A STREET in North Glasgow has been decorated with lights to 'improve its look and feel'.

The trees on Saracen Street in Possilpark now light up after dark.

The upgrade was completed last week.

Installed by Possilpark Business Improvement District (BID) and funded by Scotland's Towns Partnership, the little lanterns aim to enhance the atmosphere and make the district more welcoming to visitors and residents alike.

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Jackie Shearer, manager of Possilpark BID, said: "Over the last couple of years, we have done a few things, like we have done shopfront refurbishments, street planters, heritage banners and postcards.

“So, the last three years or so, the street itself has been a little rundown and there has been a lot of ideas on how to bring it back to life.

“One of the main concerns for both businesses and the public was safety and the lack of lights.

“This is why we have decided to start some kind of lighting programme.

"Obviously, we don’t have all the money in the world, so the part that we were able to do just now is on Millenium Square but we are hoping to rollout the second phase of the scheme, which will include up-lighters on Saracen Street.

"It’s about the feel-good factor. A lot of people feel unsafe, which is more of a perception rather than a reality, so the creative lighting is about improving the overall ambiance of the street."

The newly installed illuminations switch on and off every night with the street lights, all year-round.

Currently, they are on the trees along the street and on Saracen Monument, which is lit up in the colours of a rainbow.

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Phil Prentice, chief operating officer at Scotland's Towns Partnership, said: "The area has a rich heritage which we are delighted to see being celebrated - through the Remaking Saracen identity - as a catalyst for change."

Brian Kelly, chair of the Business Improvement District and owner of Eye Pad Opticians, said: “This is a remarkable achievement and shows what can be done when working together.

"It's a step towards change and positive progress for Possilpark and benefits everyone."