THE Dreghorn Gala made a spectacular return at the weekend - after a 14 year absence.

It turned out to be a brilliant day for young and old, with plenty of fun in the sunshine.

We asked readers to send in their favourite pictures from the gala - and you didn't disappoint, as the photos on this page prove.

Irvine Times: By Louise Clare TaitBy Louise Clare Tait (Image: Louise Clare Tait)The royal party, including Queen Lauren Beattie, King Leo Mullin, Princess Orla Cassidy and Prince Aaron Morton were crowned on Saturday, June 17, following the grand parade at 11am from Old Coach Brae to the park at Dreghorn Primary.

After that there was fun galore with fairground rides, tombola, arts and crafts and market stalls, some fabulous food and plenty of entertainment for all to enjoy. 

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Gala chair Meg Frew and her committee worked their socks off to make the big day sich a success.

But they will need more volunteers from Dreghorn to ensure the successful return of the gala next year.

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Everyone is welcome to come along to the committee's annual general meeting next month.

Meg said after the event on Facebook: "Want to say a huge thanks to everyone involved that came and supported our gala.

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"It was a lot of hard work and we would like more committee members.

"Our AGM is on July 12 in the Community Centre at 7pm."

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The big week for Dreghorn started on Sunday, June 11, with a treasure hunt for youngsters.

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Other events during the week included a kids' fun run, bingo sessions for children and adults, and a beetle drive.

And last Friday, local pub teams faced off in a football tournament at Greenwood Academy.

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The gala events concluded on Saturday evening with a sell-out family night in the Crown Inn, with a bouncy castle for the kids. 

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Everyone is now looking forwards to another fab festival for 2024.