A CHRISTMAS Tree Festival is taking place at a Clacks church for the first time this weekend.

The event is being held at the Sauchie and Coalsnaughton Parish Church and aims to bring the local community and businesses together.

It will be open on Saturday from 10am until 2pm then from 7pm until 9pm with a visit from Santa taking place at 11am and Scatoosh at 7.30pm.

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On Sunday, doors will also open between noon and 2pm.

Entry is by donation with tea/coffee, mince pies and shortbread being served. A variety of Christmas stalls will also be available.