A bit of rain didn’t dampen the day as Kilwinning residents turned out in droves for the annual Segdoune Royal Crowning at the brand new Music in the Park.

The new event, bringing North Ayrshire Music Services and the Segdoune Royal Crowning together at McGavin Park proved a popular day with an estimated 3,000 people attending despite the weather.

There with many highlights as pipes and drums, swing, orchestral and singers took to the stage.

The Segdoune Royal Crowning of Gabby Hutson took place at 3pm, with Kilwinning Academy head teacher Mr Tim Swan doing the honours.

They were joined by Bailie Donald (Depute Segdoune Royal), Kenza Hood, Kerris Bryden, Ava Blair, Rebecca Steel and Abbie Gillion.

Organiser Cllr Donald Reid said: “The weather was against us in the morning but it did dry up in the afternoon.

“We are grateful to everyone who supported the event by attending.

“We welcome all feedback and will carry out a debrief. For Kilwinning Community Events we now focus on getting organised for Picnic in the Park on August 8 back in McGavin Park.”

The event was a combination of North Ayrshire Music Services, Kilwinning Community Events and Promoting Kilwinning efforts with special thanks to North Ayrshire Council, Little and Large Entertainment, Kilwinning Girl Guides, Kilwinning Youth Forum and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers.