Residents had a blast in McGavin park as the annual Kilwinning fireworks display made its welcome return.

Kilwinning Community Events would​ like to thank everyone who attended both fireworks displays on Friday, November 5.

Organisers say there was an estimated 4,000 watching the low noise display and 10,000 watching the pyromusical display, adding from the photos and messages sent in a great many watched from afar and online.

Cllr Donald Reid said: “We would Luke to thank The Bridgend Group, Pennyburn Tara, 1st Alliance Credit Union and PRYDE who contributed to our fundraising efforts.

"North Ayrshire Council for support during an ever changing set of rules and guidance up to the week of the display and supporting the event going ahead.

"Even with COP26 and a national shortage of yellow no parking cones.

"The local policing team for support on the night to help the group deliver a safe event.

“Both Eglinton Park and Robert Miller and staff at R&L Miller Agricultural Engineers who helped us with lighting that makes all the difference to the park.

"Irvine Marymass for the loan of safety fencing

“Coastwatch Irvine also offered us some stewards to help staff the safety line on the night.

"Lastly Midnight Storm fireworks who provided such great displays.

“The small volunteer committee at Kilwinning Community Events is always on the look out for more volunteers.

"Please do get in touch via Kilwinning Community Events Facebook Page.

“Our next events will be our Panto Puss N Boots on Saturday, December 4with shows at 2pm and 4.30pm with the support of Nethermains Community Centre.”