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Friday 28th October - Gourock - Gourock Train Station

Saturday 29th October - Port Glasgow - Coronation Park

Sunday 30th October - Greenock - Cathcart Square

All events 6pm - 8pm | Free


A weekend of fun and frights celebrating Galoshans in Gourock, Greenock and Port Glasgow! Live performances, music, arts and crafts and interactive activities will excite

audiences at this free event.

Local makers will offer themed craft activities responding to specific themes of place at each event;  tying in with the overall theme of Local Myths and Legends and responding specifically to unique  cultural identity of each town will offer arts-led participatory engagement.  

Maya Rose Edwards x Seamus Killick

The original Galoshans Play will be reimagined by local young people alongside artists Maya Rose Edwards and Seamus Killick.


Processional costumes, interactive performance and participatory activities inspired by local tales and legends will haunt 3 towns across Inverclyde over the course of the Galoshans Festival.


Galoshans ‘Giants’

The iconic Galoshans Giants will make a triumphant return in the Scottish Year of Stories.


Inspired by local legends from Gourock, Greenock, and Port Glasgow respectively, the 12 foot tall sculptural puppets will delight crowds in their respective places of origin.

Street Band 

This is a huge youth music extravaganza!


A parading street band made up of young musicians from Lady Alice and St. Patrick’s Primary Schools, playing specially arranged Halloween tunes on brass and drums with Oi Musica as part of Inverclyde Council's Youth Music Initiative. (Greenock only)

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