Mrs. Brown's Boys star and Darth Vader among guests at vintage vehicle event

 Gary Hollywood and Darth Vader at Glasgow vintage vehicle event (Image: Gavin Macqueen Photography)

A Glasgow actor was among the guests at the open day of the city's last remaining Corporation bus garage.

Actor Gary Hollywood attended the annual event at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) with his family.

The much-loved community day, which has 130 classic buses, lorries and fire appliances on display, was officially opened by the Dark Lord, Darth Vader who used his lightsaber to cut the ribbon.

Supported by troopers from the Star Wars Imperial Scottish Garrison, he wowed the crowds as the Michael Brawley Big Band played jazz and funk hits.

Proud Glaswegian Gary Hollywood, known for his role as Dino Doyle in Mrs Brown’s Boys, said: “It’s a delight to be here. The size and scale of the bus garage, with all the vehicles on display, takes your breath away.

“We’ve had such a lovely day.”

GVVT trustee Ed Bonner said: “This has been our biggest and best community open day yet.

“We had 1500 people through the doors last year and although this year’s numbers are still being finalised, it’s clear we’ve smashed that figure.

“We put a lot of effort into making this day special and it’s a joy to see all the smiling faces.

“We’re now on our fifth year of the event and we're thrilled that people come back time and again.

“Of course, it’s all for a good cause, the money raised goes towards the upkeep of the garage which is run by volunteers.”

Visitors arrived in style as the trust, based at the former Bridgeton Bus Garage in the East End, ran free vintage bus rides from the city centre, Kelvingrove and Easterhouse.

Other attractions included military and emergency services vehicles, veteran cycles and model buses.

Children were able to paint a model bus to take home with them and there were face painters on hand to bring some extra sparkle to the day.

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