DAY O the Deid is back for its third consecutive year, ready to spook Ayr town centre.

The annual event taking place on Ayr High Street brings the community together in frightening spirit during the week long ‘Tamfest’.

Preparations get underway at Ayr Town hall from October 15 to 19 where members of the public can assist in getting props, banners and skeletons ready in time for the procession taking place on October 28.

Leaving from Arran Hall, the ‘Day O the Deid’ procession will make its way down to the bottom ofHigh St reet where a Ceilidh will take place until 5.15pm.

South Ayrshire artist and founder Leona Stewart encourages people to get in the spirit of Tam O’ Shanter and mark an exiting end to the week-long celebrations of ‘Tamfest’.

She said: “Everyone gets dressed up and loves the whole Day O the Deid idea.

“People get right into the spirit of it from early in the day.

“It is vibrant, fun and it brings people of the community together. It is all about getting the local people to come and enjoy what is on their doorstep.

The atmosphere is brilliant, and it is great for the whole family.”

“We really want people to come and support these events in the town centre and make it a really fantastic weekend."