IT has been welcoming shoppers and tourists to Balloch for 20 years – now Loch Lomond Shores is to celebrate its birthday with a busy weekend of events.

The destination is to play host to Summerfest on July 2-3 including entertainment, children’s rides, stalls and street food.

Also featuring in the festival will be special performances and appearances by Encanto’s Mirabel and Isabela.

The entertainment stage will be compered by Cassi, from Radio Clyde, and is set to feature several local singers and dancers including Boogie Box Jive, the Margaret Rose School of Dance and Erin Ponsonby.

Audrey Calder, of Loch Lomond Shores, said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and help us celebrate our 20th birthday in style. 

"And with all the entertainment, including the free Encanto show, we’ve tried to make it an affordable day out for everyone.”

Stalls will include fresh local produce and the likes of Chulo’s Bakes stuffed cookies, Ann Davidson Butchers and Tipsy House Candles.

Visitors will be able to enjoy produce from Arran Hog Roast and Wild Venison and peruse a display from Loch Lomond Distillery, which will include bottles of Still Game-themed Jack and Victor’s limited edition Scotch whisky. 

Face painters, balloon modelling, and even some Disney princesses will be on hand to entertain younger visitors on both days of the festival.

 More information is at the Loch Lomond Shores website.