A KILWINNING schoolboy will make history this year by becoming the first ever Segdoune King.

Blacklands pupil Scott Shaw will be the festival’s first ever male monarch, with Lewis Kirk of Whitehirst Park Primary School as his depute.

The rest of the Royal Party are Olivia Davidson, St. Winning’s Primary School; Grace Cassidy, St. Luke’s Primary School; Olivia Moffat, Pennyburn Primary School; Bryce Craig, Corsehill Primary School, and Eva Carroll, Abbey Primary School.

The Royal Party will be officially crowned at this year’s 51st Anniversary Crowning at the Segdoune Royal Carnival on the Main Street on Saturday, June 9.

Promoting Kilwinning Chairperson Joe Broussard said: ”Each year the job of choosing the Segdoune Royal and depute gets harder. All Kilwinning Primary Schools and their pupils should be proud of their candidates. It is also obvious that an ethos of equality is alive and thriving in our primary schools.

“Each candidate gave a speech about themselves and were then asked questions by the judges – after which the judges deliberated and made their decisions. Congratulations to all of the candidates for providing a very entertaining evening.

“Promoting Kilwinning thank all the schools for their help with the shortlisting, our judges Jim Miller, Ann Robertson MBE and Helen Broussard for performing a very difficult task and to the Playz for offering the venue for the selection." 

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