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Free Family Event to Celebrate "Power of Glasgow"


A celebration of Glasgow’s long and successful history with energy is taking place this weekend in the city centre with a FREE electric car being given away to one lucky winner.

The free event, being held at George Square on Sunday 25 June, will showcase Glasgow’s past, present and future with power with fun activities for families and a special giveaway of a zero emission Nissan Leaf hatchback work around £30,000.

The family afternoon is being put on by ScottishPower as it celebrates its new headquarters in Glasgow, the first single use building to be constructed in the city for 25 years.

Hosted by Glasgow comedian and presenter Des Clarke, the family day will run from 12 noon until 5pm. Players from Glasgow Warriors will be on hand, along with photobooths, virtual reality tours and a glimpse into a ‘home of the future’ showing how energy use is set to change as technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

The energy film will also giveaway over two thousand ‘fidget spinners’, the latest must-have toy craze to hit school playgrounds.

Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO, said: “We’re delighted to showcase Glasgow’s wonderful heritage with electricity and offer a glimpse into what the future holds. People make Glasgow as the saying goes, and Glasgow makes power, not just for our communities nearby but around the world.

“We have over 6,500 employees hard at work, not just to keep the lights on at home, but on future developments in the UK and overseas.  Glasgow has long been known for its industry and innovation, invention and engineering excellence. And now it is playing a crucial role in the growing revolution in power generation through renewable energy.

“I hope everyone who comes along on Sunday enjoys the day and will be as excited as we are when they see what the future holds.”