FAMILIES in Tillicoultry will be brought together through a programme of activities designed to enhance the sense of community in the town.

Later this month, an end of summer celebration will bring the likes of walking football, tubing, a craft fair, classes and more.

Building on the success of previous years, the sixth annual Tillicoultry Community Week runs from Sunday, August 12 to Sunday, August 19.

It has become well-established in the Hillfoots since its inception and brings a range of events for children right through to grandparents.

Rev Peter Foster of Tillicoultry Baptist Church is chair of the organising group, which is made up of around eight volunteers.

The team got together just a few months ago to start making plans for this year's calendar of events.

Rev Foster said: "We continue to be supported by many organisations, groups and businesses in the town who give their time and talents freely.

"Clackmannanshire Council have once again assisted us in both providing classes and also venues and thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of everyone involved, this year's calendar is jam-packed with a huge mix of events.

"The whole ethos of community week is to bring the people of the town together, to enhance the sense of community, appreciate our diversity and inclusivity and offer the opportunity to try new activities, most of which are free."

Claire McKay, community week secretary, said Tilly in the Park will round off the event on Friday, August 17 in the public park with a great line-up of bands.

She added: "The whole community has come good once again and the range of activities this year is the best so far.

"From meditation classes, Syrian food tastings, walking football, photographic exhibition, community BBQ, tubing at the ski-slope, banana fun-run, bee keeping classes, a tea dance, craft fair, crepe making and tasting, the Woolie Pub Quiz, to name but a few, I'm sure everyone will find something of interest."

Calendars are being delivered by volunteers to homes in Tillicoultry and more information can be found on the community notice board in the High Street.

Alternatively, visit the website tillicoultrycommunityweek.btck.co.uk