YOUNGSTERS from Dumbarton and the Vale, and beyond recently enjoyed a picnic with their favourite furry friend at a popular visitor attraction recently.

The teddy bears’ picnic at Geilston Garden in Cardross was organised by the garden’s owners, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), and saw young people from far and wide come together alongside their teddy bears for a day out with family and friends.

Ruth McKechnie, visitor service assistant with the NTS at Geilston Garden, said: “We were delighted to welcome so many well-dressed bears and their families to Geilston Garden.

“The Picnic Trail allowed visitors to explore the gardens while they were in full bloom, and it was fantastic to see families (complete with their teddies!) picnicking in the sunshine.”

Geilston Garden is now open to visitors every day until October 31 from 10am until 5pm.

The next NTS event at the garden is an eagerly-awaited return for the Walking Theatre Company, who will perform Hansel and Gretel on Saturday, September 18 - tickets for that can be bought online at geilston.