Christians from all over Glasgow gathered in the City Chambers today to celebrate ‘Glasgow, the Welcoming City’.

Fr David Wallace, chair of the event’s organisers, Glasgow Churches Together, said: “It was a great afternoon with some great music and a wonderful reflection from Rev Stuart Smith, moderator of the Church of Scotland’s Glasgow Presbytery.”

One of those who attended, Maureen Coyle, added: “An excellent reflection, using the story of Ruth the refugee who was welcomed by Boaz and the consequences this had down the generations. The more we welcome others the richer we become. Glasgow indeed is the welcoming city!”

The broad themes of the service were welcome, reconciliation and forgiveness, young people and understanding.

Those involved in the event included the Bailie John McLaughlin, civic and church representatives, the South Side Fiddlers, the St. Mungo Singers, the Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, members of the St Mungo Ensemble, and young people from ‘Night Fever’.