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Vegan festival set to hit Glasgow this weekend

Written by on 6th March 2019

Siobhan Macdonald

Veganism is becoming increasingly popular, and Glasgow is no exception to the plant-based scene.

Glasgow is an extremely vegan friendly city, and will see the Scotland Vegan Festival come to Hampden Park from 10:30am – 4:30pm on Saturday 9th March.

There will be over 100 stalls to look around, free samples to taste, live cookery demonstrations, inspirational talks/workshops as well as children’s activities.

The festival is designed to appeal to everyone, not just vegan and vegetarians, to see what the festival has to offer.

The festival founder, Victoria Bryceson, set up the festival with the aim of promoting animal welfare as well as ways to live a more-ethical and healthy lifestyle.

Victoria said: “The idea behind the festival is not to push people into becoming vegetarian and vegan, it is simply to educate and inform and offer support to anybody who would like it.”

The thought of cutting meat and dairy out of your diet can be a daunting thought but the festival is aiming to show people that vegan/vegetarian food doesn’t need to be boring.

The food stalls will be able to show how varied and exciting a vegan diet to be with hot and cold food both available from cuisines ranging from Italian, Chinese, Indian, raw food and street foods.

For sweet toothed people there will be a variety of stalls including chocolates, cupcakes, cream cakes and sweets.

As well as food stalls there will be a variety of others too including animal welfare charity stalls trying to raise money for their causes.

You can also expect to find clothing, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, jewellery and other gifts amongst the wide selections of stalls too.

The event is being organised and hosted by Vegan Events UK, one of the largest animal friendly festivals in the UK.

The festival is also partnered with animal welfare and education charity Miracle’s Mission.

Festival entry is £3, free for under 16’s, and this includes entry to all areas and activities. Standard tickets can be purchased on the door on the day, as well as the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets but these sell out quickly.

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