BLACKWOOD and Kirkmuirhill people turned out in droves to watch 11-year-old Bent Primary School pupil Amy Reid crowned gala queen.
Earlier that day, there was a healthy entry in the fancy dress contest which was judged at Blackwood Primary School.
The colourful procession, featuring a float and three pageants, then left the school and toured round the village before heading to a sun-scorched Lochanbank Park for the crowning ceremony.
Freelance photographer Helen Barrington was on hand to catch all of the action for the Gazette. And all of her pictures from the day are featured in our slideshow.