THE sun was shining on Ardrossan as the latest Sound on the Sand concert rolled in to town at the weekend.

And despite a lower than hoped for turn out, the event, headlined by Hue and Cry, was deemed a success with fans travelling from across the Central Belt to take in the atmosphere and hospitality that Ardrossan has to offer.

Organised by the Ardrossan Music Experience, this is the second time the concert has taken place, following 2017’s show headlined by the Skids.

Peter McNamara from the Music Experience said: “It went absolutely excellently.

“We were over the moon with the artists and the performances, the weather was great and the layout of the food from North Ayrshire was great.

“We were disappointed in the number of people who didn’t come along on the day.

“Without this support we can’t continue with the free stuff like the dementia workshops, the foodbank gigs and the songwriting classes.

“We are confident that this can be continued but it will be at a reduced scale.”

Music lovers made the journey down to the coast for the gig and had a blast in the town.

Peter added: “Folk from Dumbarton, Falkirk and all across the Central Belt made the journey down to support us.

“They really loved it at the shore front and everyone had a smile on their face. It has once again put Ardrossan on the map and had a real impact on the economy too.”

On the day, around 500 revellers enjoyed music from local bands to headliners Hipsway and Hue and Cry.

For more information on the work that the Ardrossan Music Experience do, visit their website or search for Ardrossan Music Experience on Facebook.