A community hub in North Glasgow is now open after a festive celebration.

The Cadder Community Hub reopened on Wednesday with a new name and a fresh community focus in connection with city charity Kindness Street Team which will now run the hub.

To mark the opening, residents gathered for an early festive party.

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Working together with Cadder Housing Association, which owns the Hub, organisers had a “winter wonderland” event featuring Santa, real reindeer, festive choir "Sing Aloud" and fun and games galore for all the family.

The Hub teased that big things are planned for the space to bring the Cadder community closer together.

Performing the opening ceremony for the hub was 97-year-old Chris Lee.

Believed to be Cadder’s longest-standing tenant, Chris has lived in the area for a remarkable 68 years.

Joining him in cutting the ribbon to declare the Hub open was Molly Henderson, 10,  who won an art competition organised by Cadder Housing Association.

A spokesperson for Cadder Housing said the collaboration with Kindness Glasgow would "bring huge benefits to the revitalised community Hub".

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So far, a new cafe called A Little Cup of Kindness has opened in addition to a gym, boxing classes, dance classes and keep fit classes.

Pamela Milne, chief executive of Cadder Housing Association, said: “The opening of the Cadder Community Hub is the culmination of a listening process whereby we engaged with residents over many months to establish what they would want from this facility.

“What came back was a desire to see the Hub play a full part in the life of this vibrant community - bringing people together and operating at the heart of our neighbourhood.

“We are delighted to be working so closely with Kindness whose inspiring work in our communities is an example to us all.”  

Laura McSorley, Kindness chairperson, added: “Our winter event for all the family was a great success and attracted many families.

“We aim to host many community activities such as low-cost cooking classes, computer literacy and health and wellbeing events. 

"We are also in the process of organising a Christmas party for all 81 children from the local nursery in Cadder to ensure every child can take part in festive activities even in tough times.  

“There are exciting days ahead for the Cadder Community Hub and we want as many people as possible to use its facilities and get involved.

"It’s just the beginning of an exciting journey ahead.”