Xscape Island

26 Jul 2012

Glasgow city centre was transformed into a desert island to mark the launch of a special summer programme at Xscape, Braehead.

Xscape Island at Xscape Braehead will feature games, entertainment, dance workshops and competitions will be held daily at the centre, with Clyde 1 broadcasting live there on Friday, July 27, when visitors get the chance to win 'a grand in the sand'.

Xscape Braehead has lured nearly 30,000 more customers over the first 16 days of the summer holiday period compared to the same period last year, which bosses have put down to the recent wet weather.

The increase marks a 21% rise between the end of June and July 10. Now they are launching Xscape Island to encourage even more visitors.

Colin Reid, marketing boss, said: "We have seen a dramatic increase in visitor numbers due to the rain.

"We want to help families remain upbeat while we maintain this growth, and are launching this promotion.

"The centre will be transformed into a fantastic castaway tropical island, with a real sand beach and three weeks of free themed activities for all the family."

Source: Evening times - Castaways have a beach ball in the city