THE Carrick Light Fest took place at the weekend where people in the community gathered for their annual lantern procession.

The event was postponed to Sunday, November 4 as weather warnings called off original plans for Saturday.

Police were able to give the go ahead when winds calmed down on Sunday evening allowing the sky to be lit up with over 300 creatively crafted lanterns made by children who have been working hard on them for several weeks.

The lantern procession took off from the Glendoune Centre in Girvan and paraded through the streets before finishing at the shore front.

Everyone was in good spirits as the magical willow lanterns gave the streets a special glow. Personalised shapes featured unique patterns including ice cream cones, fish, boats and lighthouses.

Stand out lanterns included a Punch & Judy puppet stand, as well as a life-size construction of a Girvan Coastal Rowing Club boat holding three rowers.

Some also used their lanterns to get on board with celebrating Girvan 1668, 350 years of the town as a burgh.