The Lochwinnoch Feel Good Festival will tour several Renfrewshire villages for the first time as it makes its return this month.

The festival, which has more than 100 events scheduled, kicks off on April 18 with a samba drumming taster session led by Bloco Winnoch.

This will be followed by the Feel Good Fortnight running from May 10 to 26, featuring a variety of recreational events, therapeutic workshops, and creative projects.

This year, there will be events in Kilbarchan, Houston, Brookfield, Howwood and Bridge Of Weir.

Festival-goers can look forward to classes including free yoga, pilates, meditation, mindfulness, and tai chi throughout the fortnight.

The Gazette: There will be well-being stalls, free massage and therapy taster sessions

The Feel Good Fair at McKillop Institute on May 18 will host wellbeing stalls, free massage and therapy taster sessions, savoury street food, free children's crafts, and refreshments available on a donation basis.

Jacqueline Quigg, project coordinator at LEAP, said: "Anyone is welcome to join us and book into our scheduled programme of events, wherever you live.

"Our mission is to make self-care accessible in these challenging times, and we want as many people as possible to benefit from the activities offered through our festival."

"We will also be hosting another Feel Good Gathering later in the year, which will be a community-building day of festival fun with entertainment, activities and stalls. We’re looking forward to sharing details about this soon.”

Full details of the Feel Good Fair programme can be found online at or on their Facebook and Instagram pages.