Kirkcudbright parade shuns rain for colourful procession

The carnival dancers from Barracuda added a touch of colour to the parade.'GG 2908087 11
The carnival dancers from Barracuda added a touch of colour to the parade.'GG 2908087 11

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.

Daar Lodge residents, winners of the walking class with their take in the Magnificent 7! GG 2908093 11

Daar Lodge residents, winners of the walking class with their take in the Magnificent 7! GG 2908093 11

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.

PARADE RESULTS:

LARGE LORRY

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

A colourful display from the Baillie family as The Dream Catchers won them the first prize for small lorry. GG 2908100 11

A colourful display from the Baillie family as The Dream Catchers won them the first prize for small lorry. GG 2908100 11

3rd Gnomeo and Juliet - Joyce McGeoch

SMALL LORRY

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

WALKER/MOUNTED

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

VINTAGE TRACTOR

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

Judges

RAFFLE PRIZES

£100 - ticket no. 0131 and £100 ticket no. 0923; £50 - ticket no. 0396; £10 - ticket nos. 0122, 0319, 0845, 0148 and 0879.