SHREK, Scooby Doo and Spongebob Squarepants were just some of the characters who paraded through Carstairs on Gala Day 2014.
The village gala day is a fun-filled occasion for all the family and the 2014 version certainly did not disappoint.
The Village Green was packed to see Gala Queen Katie Tennent officially crowned.
Crowning Lady Sandra Douglas was on hand to do the honours as the rest of the Carstairs Gala Court looked on.
This year’s Court consisted of Maid of Honour Holly Mitchell; Ladies in Waiting Brodye McMinn, Erin Stewart and Kaitlin Foster; First Champion Elliot Douglas; Second Champion William Megahy and Guards of Honour Ben Atkinson, Luke Kearney, Joshua Mitchell, Jake Morrison, Ryan Walker and Jamie Brownlee.
The Upper Nithsdale Pipe Band led the procession from the community centre before the crowning ceremony with some terrific costumes on show.
These included the minions from Despicable Me, Dorothy and Toto from the Wizard of Oz and some of the St Trinian’s cast.
Gala secretary Nanette Melvin told the Gazette that this year’s procession was the best ever.
Following the crowning ceremony, there was some entertainment provided by Jimmy Mac. However, due to a rather large shower of heavy rain, Jimmy was forced to cut short his set.
Freelance photographer Alan Watson was on hand to capture all the action for the Gazette and his pictures are available to purchase on this website. His pictures have been used by Editor Julie Currie to create this slideshow for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!