Thousands turn out to see 20th West End Festival's opening parade
Festival started with a bang as more than 600 performers joined iconic 'Mardi Gras' parade.
The 20th annual West End Festival has kicked off in Glasgow with a parade through the city's west end.
Hundreds of street performers, live bands and dancers took to the streets to launch the month-long programme of events.
The festival started with a bang as more than 600 performers joined the iconic "Mardi Gras" parade.
Organiser says around 80,000 people have turned out to watch the parade and take part in the celebrations.
Liz Scobie, chairman of the festival, said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the festival this year, helping make our 20th anniversary something special.
“Of course none of this would be possible without our volunteers and the generous donations from our supporters and funders, in particular, Glasgow City Council.
“We’ve got a few surprises brewing for later in the month!”
The Festival's full programme of events runs until the end of June.