The community turned out in force at Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Children’s Gala Day on Saturday, June 15.

Crowds turned out to watch the spectacular parade with its array of colourful floats. They also enjoyed a range of entertainments including Drakes of Hazard, display by Lynette Turner School of Dance, live bands and much more.

The day rounded off a fantastic week of activities and events in the community.

This year’s Gala Queen was Macy Gault, with attendants Molly Keggans and Ava Taylor. Josh Hiddleston was the page boy.

Angela Noonan, secretary at the Gala Committee, said: “It was great, we had a really good weekend. The folk always turn out regardless of the weather.

“The parade was really good, we had seven decorated lorries, a pipe band and people turned out in fancy dress. We were really pleased with that.

“We had a [rain] shower during the parade but it cleared up after that for the rest of the day.”

Photographs courtesy of Andrew McDowall Jnr.