THOUSANDS of people descended on Glasgow’s Rouken Glen Park at the weekend to see some of Scotland’s most talented trad musicians in action at The Reeling Festival – despite stiff competition from Taylor Swift.

Gaelic band Niteworks – who closed off Saturday playing one of their final shows after more than 17 years together – were among those who performed at the festival, which took place on the same weekend as Swift’s concerts at Murrayfield.

Niteworks also announced the details of their final show, set to take place at the O2 Academy in Glasgow on November 16.

Now in its second year, The Reeling saw the park spring to life with top performances spanning two stages, a dedicated children’s area and high-quality Scottish food and drink offerings from the likes of Birch coffee and Screaming Peacock.

Founder Michael Pellegrotti, who is also behind Skye Live, said: “The performances were incredible and will long live in the memory. We’re so pleased so many people chose to spend their weekend with us, celebrating the incredible talent who make the Scottish trad scene so special.

“I’m incredibly proud that Glasgow’s summer celebration of trad is now a fixture of the musical calendar.”

The Kinnaris Quintet perform on the main stage at The Reeling festival in Glasgow’s Rouken Glen Park over the weekend Photographs: Colin Mearns