CROWDS gathered in at a Hillfoots beauty spot at the weekend for a spectacular fusion of light and nature.

Alva Illuminations returned on Saturday, September 10, for the first time since 2017 to celebrate the beauty and magic of Alva Glen.

The dazzling, woven into the history of the village, display was organised by Alva Glen Heritage Trust, thanks to support from Stirling and Falkirk Local Authorities (CSFLA) and Alva Community Council.

The cascading water at the McArthur Brae waterfall was one of the highlights of the evening with its changing colours while visitors also enjoyed music, food stalls and entertainment.

In a social media update, the trust said Saturday evening was “truly amazing” and volunteers were “blown away by the positivity of everyone who attended”.

The illuminations attract visitors from across the country and were brought back by the trust, which also works to keep the glen beautiful, in 2004.

After a short hiatus due to Covid, it was a night to remember, bringing together the community to celebrate the environment.

Community support is vital to the work of the trust, which has been raising funds to host the lights and for the upkeep of the glen.

Visit to donate.