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Storms fail to stop city centre festivities

DESPITE the stormy weather, well-wishers in Glasgow were undeterred and thousands managed to enjoy the city centre's festive entertainment this year.

FUN OF THE FAIR: The stormy weather did not stop people enjoying themselves.
FUN OF THE FAIR: The stormy weather did not stop people enjoying themselves.

A funfair, complete with a gold, tinsel-clad carousel and spinning swing chairs was erected at George Square for a month before Christmas, alongside the giant ice rink which proved popular with both children and adults.

The rink, which has now become a staple part of Glasgow's Christmas celebrations, last year attracted more than 50,000 keen skaters and is one of the largest outdoor rinks in Europe.

Five minutes away, the traditional Christmas market at St Enoch's Square became a welcome rest-stop for tired shoppers looking for a pick-me up, or for families getting into the Christmas spirit.

Groups of friends sipped mulled wine in enclosed German-style beer tents, whilst others meandered through some of the 50 stalls on site, sampling everything from fudge and sweets to cheese and olives.

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