TORRENTIAL downpours greeted participants and spectators of Kirkcudbright’s Summer Festivities parade on Saturday, only just giving way to sunshine for the length of the procession.
But the grey skies and sodden decorations couldn’t stop the colour bursting from one of the region’s best parades this summer. With a re-enactment of the Royal Wedding, a troupe of mobility scooters, the Baracuda Carnival dancers and a Day at Ascot with Alisair Barnett, the procession made its way from Millflats to the Harbour Square amidst a crowd three-deep in places.
Sunday also played host to a vintage car rally with some of the best-kept and much-loved vehicles in the country on display for enthusiasts to ogle.
1st and winner of Galloway Power Shield If you can‘t beat em join em (WI) - The Hail Six Incorporated Trades 2nd William and Kate - Joyce McGeoch
3rd Gnomeo and Juliet - Joyce McGeoch
1st and winner of Hair family Shield The Dream Catchers - Andrew Baillie
2nd By Gone Schools - The Campbell Gang
3rd Alice in Wonderland - Lucy Collins and friends
Winner of Dumfries Vac and Wash Shield for best WRI lorry - Celebration of years gone by. Kirkcudbright WRI
McGeoch Cup Highly Commended lorry Rapunzel Rapunzel let your hair down - Kirkcudbright Arts and Craft Trail
1st and winner of the Blaven Shield Magnificent 7 - The Daar Lodge Gang
2nd The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede
3rd Gnomeo and Juliet Oakwell Park Gan
1st and winner of the James Gordon Ltd Shield Jake Anderson - Leyland 604
DECORATED TRACTOR - William Patterson - The Pirates of the Dee
Winner of the Visitor Trophy - Twynholm Clubs, Clowning around with friends
Best Overall entry and winner of the Patrol Staff Shield If you can’t beat em, join em (WI) - Hail Six Incorporated Trades
£100 - ticket no. 0131 and £100 ticket no. 0923; £50 - ticket no. 0396; £10 - ticket nos. 0122, 0319, 0845, 0148 and 0879.