MENSTRIE turned out in their numbers on Saturday as they were the next Wee County village to host their annual gala day.

The procession was led by Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band alongside Cycling Without Age Scotland pilot bikes which carried Riley Brotherton and Ruby Smyth, this year’s gala king and queen and Jayden Usher and Ava Cowe, the prince and princess.

The parade kicked off from the Hazel Avenue roundabout, travelled around the village, past the castle and then settled in Dumyat Park, where the main arena was held.

Vendors and stalls lined up around the park and entertainment was provided by a circus, the fun fair, a range of inflatables and a beer tent for the adults.

James Bull, event organiser, said the event was a resounding success and that he is already looking forward to next year.

“It was absolutely amazing,” he said. “The sun was out all day and the village turned out in force.

“We had a little arena with the primary school football match and the crown studio bouncing away.

“It was brilliant. A lot of hard work went into this, we’re at the tail end of the clean up but we’ll be ready to go for next year!”

Organisations from all over the village turned up to help out and provide stalls or entertainment.

James placed thanks on teams from Clacks Council and the Ukranian café in Dollar who matched the theme of blue and yellow sunflowers, the colours of the Ukranian flag.

He added: “They set up a marquee with all their colours and flowers on it, so it was a nice little touch that they came along.

“A big thanks goes out to the volunteers who helped make the day possible.

“It was a glorious sun shining day and it was amazing!”