Drongan had its yearly visit from Santa when he arrived at Glenbuild’s office ahead of the big day. His elves loaded up the trucks before they headed off round the town.

The kids were delighted to see him coming round all the streets with bags full of pressies and they came out in all ages to meet Santa and get their present.

The elves were out in force this year to help Santa with his challenge ensuring every street was covered.

A spokesperson said: "With the elves ringing the bells it was great to see the kids running out to meet him, even the torrential rain did not put them off.

"A special thanks to the Happy Hippos group who did all of the fundraising and made up the goody bags, Glenbuild Roofing Contracts for the use of their office and truck driven by Gary Hughes, H&M Scaffolding for the use of their truck and to director David Hodge for driving it."

John Stewart of Glenbuild added: "Well done to all the girls who carried out the spade work to make it happen also to the girls in our office and all their Happy Hippo friends who were the elves – Julie Hodge, Mary Graham, Sharon Spiers and Marianne Bates.

"A special thanks to the Santas – John Irvine and Nikki Riley – and of course all who donated towards the cause. You all made a lot of young faces happy.

"Finally, we have got a lot of donated presents and bags of goodies left over and we will be donating them to the children's ward at Ayr hospital and the Lochside Mission for the homeless in Ayr."