NORTH Ayrshire’s first ever Santa Dash was a huge success.

Scores of happy Santa’s pounded the streets of the Three Towns at the weekend to complete the 3k fun run.

The event was organised by Blue Sports to raise money for North Ayrshire Foodbank.

Runners were treated to a mulled wine and mince pie after the run and all proceeds raised will also go towards funding the North Ayrshire Food Bank Christmas hamper drive which ensures people in our local community who can not afford a Christmas meal can still enjoy enjoy a festival meal with their family.

This event was held just hours before the Saltcoats Christmas Lights Switch On.

For all the picture from that event see pages 24 and 25.