The South Side Festival for members of GSSMS kicked of at eight in the morning with the usual pond side organisation. By eleven everything was in place ready for the start of the Festival marked by a procession down Pollokshaws Road, along Alison Street and finally turning up Victoria Road to go through the distinctive entrance that is Queens Park.
GSSMS was well situated for the carnival procession being situated next to Pollokshaws Road which gave members and visitors alike a birds eye view and experience of the carnival atmosphere. The club marked this special day with a Yachting Regatta to keep in with the theme of the festival which was on heritage. To encourage participation at the event GSSMS hosted 3 free to enter competitions. The first of which, a one metre and above race, was won by Mr L. Clarke. The Second, a Wee Nip race, was taken by Mr D. Cowie and the final race was won by Wee J. Mason for being the smallest of competitors to take part in the races.
The Club also put up a Revell, 1/72nd Scale GATO Class Submarine (retail cost £59.99) up for raffle throughout the day. One lucky (and very excited) winner from the Giffnock area took the prize with pink ticket 403. I had no idea that a phone call could generate so much excitement. Congratulations Katherine the members of GSSMS and the organisers of the South Side Festival hope you have many hours of fun with your new model.
Hope to see you all next year