THE wind could not hinder Menstrie’s community spirit as the village turned out for its annual gala day.

Rounding off a week’s worth of celebrations that kicked off with Music in the Park last week, the parade featured groups of children plus some local groups.

Kicking off on Hazel Avenue, the parade marched through the town, with bagpipes and music provided by Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band.

Adding to the spectacle was circus members who joined the parade, including some stilt walkers and a ringmaster, providing entertainment to the children.

The king and queen led the procession, carried through on trishaws provided by and cycled by members of Cycling Without Age Clackmannanshire.

The procession concluded in the nearby Dumyat Park, wherein the kids could enjoy a range of entertainment, music, inflatables and games.

This year's king and queen were Struan Rennie and Paige Adams, while Lukka Symon and Ava Griffiths were selected as prince and princess.

James Bull, part of Menstrie Community Council, played a huge role in organising the gala day and was thankful it all went smoothly.

“It’s been excellent today,” James said. “The weather has held off, the band is in and it’s been a perfect day.

“We’ve had a tartan theme this year, so we got tartan blankets and bows for the king and queen to wear.

“We got a circus here all day doing shows, the scout group were here doing a tightrope walk, inflatables for the kids and we’ve got our children’s fun rides.

“It’s been a fantastic day for everyone.”