Ayrshire music festival dropped by Saltcoats last weekend as a piping event was held in St. Matthews Academy.

Players from across the county descended on the school held throughout the day on Saturday, March 12.

The event kicked off early with the first musicians beginning at 10am and after a quick break for lunch, piping ended at 2pm before the prize presentations began.

The Ayrshire music festival aims to represent the range of performing arts locally, raise the quality of performance and create the performers and informed audiences of the future.

This year was the 96th edition of the festival following the curtailment of the 2020 event, and postponement in 2021.