Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Gala Day 2015 Slideshow

Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Gala Queen Erin Laverty and her resplendent retinue thoroughly enjoyed their day in the spotlight.

Queen Erin was crowned by the retiring Queen Robyn Edwards in Lochanbank Park as her family and friends looked on.

Crowning moment...for Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill 2015 Gala Queen Erin Laverty and her resplendent retinue (Pic Roberto Cavieres)

Crowning moment...for Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill 2015 Gala Queen Erin Laverty and her resplendent retinue (Pic Roberto Cavieres)

Earlier in the morning the gala procession, which wended its way through the streets, saw cheering crowds line up to see a cast of clowns and Wizard of Oz and Back to the Future characters make their way from Blackwood Primary to Lochanbank Park.

A gala committee spokeswoman said: “The weather was dry and everyone in the community came out to support us.

“The entries were excellent and all the members of the gala court did well during the crowning ceremony.”

Gala day was the culmination of a week of events within the village.

The football tournament, disco and sports night were all very well attended, with the good weather making a big difference.

The spokeswoman added: “We were really pleased with the way everyone in the community supported the events.”

Freelance photographer Roberto Cavieres was on hand to capture the fun for the Gazette and his pictures are featured in our slideshow, created for your viewing pleasure by Johnston Press communities hub deputy editor Julie Currie. Enjoy!!