A story-telling session organised by Scottish Borders Libraries and The Big Lunch was held in Galashiels library for local children and parents.
The youngsters listened to a reading of George and Flora’s Big Party – an Eden Project book based on The Big Lunch concept, about neighbourly get-togethers and how getting to know your neighbours makes people happier, while enjoying party treats.
The Big Lunch happens on the first Sunday in June and last year more than 3.65million people took part in Big Lunches across the UK, including thousands from Scotland who held street parties, picnics in the park and community hall gatherings. This year The Big Lunch in Scotland has joined forces with the Scottish Libraries and Information Council to encourage more communities to take part.
Anyone interested in hosting an event can request a Big Lunch pack from www.thebiglunch.com.
The photograph taken at the Galashiels lunch shows, from left, Norman Given, senior library assistant; local toddlers and mums/caregivers; Lauren Stillie, library and information assistant; Emily Watts, communications manager for The Big Lunch in Scotland; Emma Smith, PR for The Big Lunch in Scotland.