Dates have been revealed for a summer event beloved by thousands.

The Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, celebrating all things nautical, will return on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1.

Details are still being finalised, but already there are plans for live music, fireworks, food and drink, activities and boat trips. Keep your eyes on the horizon for updates.

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Councillor Gordan Low, leader of the East Dunbartonshire Council, said, "The Kirkintilloch Canal Festival is popular with people throughout East Dunbartonshire and beyond, so I'm pleased we have been able to confirm that external funding has been secured for this year's celebration.

"Once again the focus will be on providing as many free activities as possible – including canoeing, classic cars, the Saturday evening concert with live music and fireworks, and more.

"The festival will take place at Southbank Marina and various locations around the town – including the redeveloped Regent Gardens – giving residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the area and attractions while supporting local businesses."