IT MAY only be its second iteration, but The Great Western festival is already a solid addition to the Scottish music scene calendar.

The venues were unique, the artists on form. It not only provides a showcase for emerging talent in Scotland, but organisers have an eye and ear for bringing the right kind of performers up north as well. As expected from the line-up, the result was an eclectic blend of acts descending upon the West End of Glasgow for the afternoon.

There was more than an air of a relaxed Sunday afternoon from the festival – not quite the pint-throwing and “HWFG-chanting” fare of the summer.

Websters Playhouse and Theatre hosted a number of wonderful performances throughout the day, including happy tears, Mike McKenzie and the incredible Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Big-hitting acts such as Cloth and Arab Strap entertained the impressive crowds that had gathered at Maryhill Central Community Halls, while the Mackintosh Church – a gorgeous setting for laid-back concerts – hosted two tremendous acts in the form of Scarlett Randle and The Joy Hotel.

One of the biggest highlights came at Hug and Pint with Pretty Preachers Club: a band that emerged during lockdown and are likely to head on to greater things in 2022.

Elsewhere, The Great Western crowds took in the likes of Slime City, Callum Easter, Ruby Gaines, Amie Huckstep and Anna Meredith.

The festival will surely develop amid the backdrop of support in the area. Indeed, The Great Eastern was launched in Edinburgh and took place over the weekend for the first time.

It is a chilled-out affair that offers residents and visitors the chance to grab a slice of festival life in an idyllic setting. Expect a revitalised effort next year as the scene recovers more fully.