Jun 26 2008 Fraser Wilson
BEACH volleyball is set to liven up the banks of the Clyde next month as part of are vamped Glasgow River Festival.
The popular Olympic sport has been included for the first time in the all-new programme for this year's festival, which takes place on July 19 and 20.
Also new for 2008 is a thrilling display of jet sport ski racing to add drama to old favourites including cruiser trips down the Clyde, tours of impressive visiting boats and on-shore culinary displays and tastings.
The landing of the Scottish Masters Beach Volleyball tournament at a specially created beach at the SECC is one of the highlights The programme will take place in and around The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, the SECC, Glasgow Science Centre and BBC Scotland.
Last year more than 85,000 visitors attended and this year, the fifth river festival, looks set to become another unmissable family weekend.
Bailie Liz Cameron, vice-chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said at Thursday's launch: "The River Clyde is steeped in a fascinating history and is not only an important part of the past but an imperative part of the future success of Glasgow."
Entry onto The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour will be free of charge for the duration of the festival.
Meanwhile, a free bus service to and from the festival will be provided by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). For more information on Glasgow River Festival visit: www.glasgowriverfestival.co.uk