THERE’S nothing quite like the thrill of laying your hands on a genuine bargain – and plenty of people had the opportunity to do that in Barrhead over the weekend.

St John’s Church, in Aurs Road, was the sun-kissed setting for a well-attended community yard sale on Saturday, with numerous sellers pitching up to offer a dizzying variety of items.

Bargain hunters from in and around Barrhead paid a visit to seek out some special second-hand finds and help raise some cash for charity along the way.

The Rotary Club of Barrhead played host for the day, offering £5 pitches to those who were keen to find homes for their old toys, games, books, homeware and bric-a-brac, as well as locally-produced arts and crafts.

Pitches were also provided free of charge to charitable organisations from Uplawmoor, Neilston and Barrhead, which meant there was an opportunity to learn more about the services they offer and speak to the people who work hard to help others.

Charities represented on the day included Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire, Alzheimers Scotland, Beatson Cancer Charity and the Scottish Air Ambulance.

Visitors could also receive a crash course in how to deliver CPR and use a defibrillator, thanks to first responder Ryan Ledgerwood.

All funds raised by Barrhead Rotary are put back into the local community.