Diversity was the name of the game at a fun family event which took place in Whitecrook on the 15th October to mark the Black History Month 2014.

ISARO Social Integration Network staged the festival at Centre 81, with a large turnout of residents enjoying music, storytelling and face painting.

The event featured an exciting showcase of memories and objects from African, Asian and Eastern European cultures as well as an Exhibition on the life of a Scottish explorer David Livingstone.

The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of Zambian independence, which was marked on Friday, October 24.

Loyce Banda Mbambi, a representative of SCOZAP (Scotland Zambia Partnership) who was one of the guest speakers on the day said, “David Livingston came to believe that his role in Earth was to explore Africa in order to discover routes for commercial trade and enable an alternative to the slave trade by promoting civilisation and Christianity.She added “His contribution towards the struggle for Zambia’s independence has subsequently continued support from Scotland to date.”

West Dunbartonshire deputy provost John Millar who attended as a guest said: “I relish the opportunity to attend events like these and meet the working volunteers striving to make a difference in the area.