THE chairperson of Dundonald Highland Games has hailed the recent event as a huge success.

More than 8,000 people turned out to the 33rd Games see the feats of strength and enjoy some fantastic sunny weather.

Chairperson Elaine McClure said “It was so good to be back on the games park where we belong, the local community were treated to a new and improved field layout, along with an excellent pipe band competition, superb Highland dancing and an extremely competitive pram race with the BBs trying to sabotage the local Scout Group with water bombs.

“The community stalls were well supported and the tea tent, public bar and fun fair provided something for everyone.”.

Chieftain Isabel McGuffie added “It was a great day and I met so many friendly faces that I haven’t seen for a long time, it was certainly a day to remember.”

The main procession was led by Lockie Roberts, the junior chieftain, the Queen was Brianne Burnett and her attendants Lily McFarland and Kenna-Marie Easton all looked beautiful.

And the best news of all is that the games will return next year, with a date set for Saturday, August 5.