FITNESS enthusiasts enjoyed a mat finish at a free yoga event in Greenock which was attended by the consul general of India.

The town hall was the venue for the group session which was organised courtesy of Custom House-based PG Paper and Inverclyde Leisure.

It was part of a raft of events across the country to mark International Day of Yoga, and the first of its kind to be held outside Scotland's major cities.

Now it could become an annual event.

Around 50 people laid out their mats and took part in a group class.

Also in attendance were Anju Ranjan, consul general of India based in Edinburgh, and vice-consul Manjeet Kaur Saini.

The event was supported by Inverclyde Council and Provost Martin Brennan made an appearance to offer encouragement to those taking part.

PG Paper founder and chief executive, Poonam Gupta OBE, was the driving force behind the event.

Mrs Gupta said: "I am grateful for the support of Inverclyde Council and Inverclyde Leisure in hosting a local International Day of Yoga celebration. "My thanks also go to the consulate general of India for attending and for everyone who came along and took part. "The feedback on the day was very positive and my hope would be that we can make this an annual event in Inverclyde."

Yoga teacher Manjulika Singh led the lesson and participants received t-shirts and complimentary water bottles courtesy of sponsors Trespass.