CROWDS gathered on a hot summer’s day to enjoy the 37th Carrick Lowland Gathering.

On Sunday, June 3 at Girvan Victory Park the event was officially opened by the games chieftain, Patrick Dromgoole who is selected by the Girvan Attractions committee.

Shortly after the crowning of the Civic Queen and King and their attendants took place. Kara Dorans was crowned Queen, Calum Muir, King, Shaun Fox Squire and Summer Galloway, Lady in Waiting.

The civic dignitaries represent both primary schools, Girvan Primary and Sacred Heart where the pupils themselves choose the civic dignitaries. The dignitaries hold the position for a term of one year.

Among the festivities was The Highland Dancing competition is organised by The Robertson School of Highland Dance, The Juvenile Solo Piping competition is organised by Girvan Attractions and The Pipe Band competition is organised by the Ayrshire Dumfries and Galloway branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

As well as the competitions was a selection of stalls, the hill race and heavy weights. 

Girvan & District Attractions & Entertainment Association would like to thank Girvan & District Assel Valley community fund and South Ayrshire

Council event development grant programme who financially supported this year’s Carrick Lowland Gathering. 
Pictures from Alister Firth.