The sun split the skies ensuring that the Ardrossan Whitlees Gala was a huge success on its 30th anniversary.

This year’s event, on Sunday, June 24, saw the Royal Party joined by queens and courtiers from previous galas to celebrate the special milestone.

And there were all the usual entertainments, including the parade, competitions, music, dancing and a whole lot more.

The gala was officially opened by Iain Sutherland of Clyde Kilts and piper Michael McCulloch. Ian then crowned this year’s Gala Queen and King, Stanley Primary’s Megan Hyslop and Leon Munro.

Julie Gray, chairwoman of Whitlees Gala Committee, said: “It was absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t count how many folk were there. It was an absolute scorcher of a day. The parade went absolutely great – folk put bunting up for us. There’s been a lot of good feedback.

“The highlights of the day were the Bonnie Baby contest and the Glamorous Grannies contest.

“We also had the Hungry Men competition, which was an absolute laugh. I made them a milkshake with peppers in it and cold mushy peas with chilli and curry powder in them. They also had to suck a lemon and then eat a stock cube.

“We’d like to thank the whole community, the Gala Court, everybody who gave donations, local shops and pubs. Thanks for all the help we received on the day.”