Several Glasgow landmarks have been lit up in red to mark Chinese New Year.

Glasgow University's South building, the Clyde Arc, Stockingfield Bridge, the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies are all glowing in celebration.

The annual festival signalling the event will take place in George Square and City Chambers on Sunday, February 18, between noon and 1pm.

The show will include performances of dragon and lion dancers, a show by the Neilston and District Pipe Band and a colourful parade.  

This will be followed by a traditional lion dance and eye-dotting ceremony which will open proceedings leading into the City Chambers for a ticketed event.

It is organised by Andy Chung, Chair of Chinese Cultural and Welfare Society Scotland and supported by Glasgow City Council.

He said: I would like to thank the council, University of Glasgow (Confucius Institute) and Scottish Canals for their support in the ‘lighting up’ in red of the landmarks. 

"Red is a traditional colour for the festival as it signifies good fortune, luck, vitality, celebration and prosperity.”

Also known as the Spring Festival, the celebration marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, which holds a significant place within Chinese culture and symbolises power, nobility, honour, luck and success.

The holiday started on Saturday and lasts for 15 days.

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Glasgow’s Lord Provost Jaqueline McLaren said: It’s always great fun to celebrate Chinese New Year with our Chinese citizens. The annual performance in George Square is always a riot of colour and features dragons, dancing and music.

"In this Year of the Dragon, I’m thrilled to welcome everyone to George Square at noon on Sunday 18 February. It’s an exciting event. Glasgow is delighted to take this opportunity to wish Chinese people everywhere a Happy New Year.”

Scottish Canals COO Richard Millar said: “Scottish Canals is delighted to illuminate our iconic landmarks in honour of Chinese New Year in 2024.

"This vibrant festival is a time for families and communities to come together, and we're privileged to play a part in bringing that spirit to life.

"It is our hope that these illuminations will be a beacon of joy and festivity as we welcome the Year of the Dragon.”