THOUSANDS of revellers turned out to party with furry friends for the 40th anniversary of a popular community farm project.

Lamont Farm, in Erskine, hosted a whole weekend of entertainment at Renfrewshire’s home of farmyard animals, reptiles and creepy crawlies.

Committed regulars who have been coming to the farm for decades turned out with their children and grandchildren in tow.

It was the first time the farm has hosted an open event over two days and manager Yvonne Elliot said it was a real success.

She added: “It was a really special day for the farm and we saw generation after generation coming along.

“It proves Lamont Farm has become an integral part of the community over these 40 years.

“We had a bit of something for everyone, with lots of families enjoying themselves.

“I thought it was a real success, especially as it was the first time we had held an event over two days.”

The Barrhill Road farm, which is run entirely by volunteers, rescues and rehomes animals and promotes animal welfare, advising people about care.

For the 40th birthday celebrations, there was a bouncy castle, DJ, pony rides, a barbecue, face painting and a magician performance.

A piper was there on both days to welcome visitors.

Those who went along were able to spend time with animals such as bearded dragons and leopard geckos, as well as giant creepy crawlies such as a tarantula.

The farm is also home to guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, horses, donkeys, llamas and pigs.

People can now also enjoy allotments connected to the farm, which are proving more popular by the week.

Renfrewshire Council, Awards For All, Renfrewshire Environmental Trust and the BAA FlightPath Fund are all major supporters of the farm and there is always a need for new volunteers.

To find out more about donating equipment or money or volunteering at the farm, visit the website at