This Saturday sees the welcome return of the Dundonald Highland Games.

Held next to Royal Dundonald Castle, this year's events will be led by Chieftain William Miller - known to all as Wullie.

Dundonald born and bred, Wullie has been involved in the games since the early days and is an officer with the local Boys' Brigade.

The festivities begin at 11.30am on August 5 with the children’s fancy dress competition at Montgomerie Hall followed by the street procession through the centre of the village to the playing pelds.

At 12.30pm, during the opening ceremony people will be able to watch the coronation of the Games Queen and the Chieftain’s address.

Throughout the day the piping arena will be home to the RSPBA pipe band and drum major contests, where highly skilled local, regional and international bands compete from Grades 1 to 4.

Elsewhere, the solo piping and RSOBHD Highland dancing stages will showcase some of the finest Scottish and global talent.

The events arena will provide a range of alternative entertainment including some burly Scots competing at the heavy events.

Royal Dundonald Castle and the visitor centre is open all day and the castle will also provide a magnificent background for the solo lament during the prizegiving and closing ceremony.

The stalls and craft fayre will be well worth a visit, with a fantastic blend of commercial stalls and local clubs and organisations from throughout the village.

The ever popular open events competition will be held later in the day. It is free for members of the public to join in a variety of fun games and activities.

Then attendees can watch the locals battle it out during the tug-o-war and marvel as the massed pipe bands parade through the village from the War Memorial.

Finally, they can round the day off by following a well-respected local tradition and drink a toast to the chieftain in the local pub and continue the festivities in good company.