THE Tilly in the Park festival enjoyed another successful year as over 1,000 people turned out for the event last weekend.

Attendees were treated to a wide range of bands, beers, burgers and other family oriented fun when they showed up to the free festival at the public park on Saturday, August 17.

Appearing on stage were top local bands Atomic, The Cobalts, Grand Slam, Raw Sugar and Tumblin' Dice.

And Eddie Inglis, one of the event’s organisers, said: “One of the bands had to leave early, so Jim Coulson stepped in and did a solo turn which was very good.”

Speaking about the event more generally, Eddie said: “We have been doing it for seven years; it’s a family friendly, community affair.

“There’s always a lot of people in the community who get involved with helping us set up.

“There’s too many people to mention that actually gave their time and help for nothing just to make this happen.

“I’ve got to say a special thanks to Woods Coaches and JBP Transport: without them we couldn’t have got the stage into the park and set up.”

Eddie also singled out Clacks Council and Hillfoots RFC for all their help as well.

When asked whether everyone enjoyed themselves on Saturday, Eddie said: “About 1,100 [turned up], and the atmosphere was fantastic, really family friendly and great."

And Eddie revealed that, thanks to generous donations on the day, enough money has been raised to hold the event again next year too.