CRAG Community Arts brought back their amazing Strandline Illuminated Trail for the New Year for a third year - with more than 800 people taking part.

Launched on December 31, the trail involved a walk around Girvan, with a variety of illuminated lanterns guiding participants along the way.

The lanterns featured a range of designs, from love heart sculptures to kissing swans, lighthouses, and even representations of chips, salt, and ketchup.

Ayr Advertiser: Swans on the illuminated trail

This year, CRAG brought a new indoor attraction to the outdoor event.

In addition to the illuminated trail, they transformed the Wee School Art Space into a fully immersive and sensory installation, paying tribute to Keith Albarn's 'The Fifth Dimension,' a major attraction on Girvan's shorefront in the 1970s.

Despite battling the winter elements, the event was a huge success, attracting participants from all over the country to Girvan, with around 800 people attending in total.

Ayr Advertiser: CRAG illuminated trail

It couldn't have come together without the wonderful volunteers and the CRAG arts team, including David and Ingrid Powell, Dylan Powell, Maryjean Govan, Marianne Maxwell, Jim Bryan, Jodie Robertson, Sophia Blee, and Mairi Archbold, as well as the funders: ARIA Fund (Scottish Government), Kilgallioch Community Fund, and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Ayr Advertiser: CRAG illuminated trail


Comments from the public included: "It was fabulous"; "Pure dead brilliant"; "Amazing walk. Really enjoyed"; "Beautiful work by CRAG Community Arts as always"; "What a fabulous way to start off our Hogmanay" and "Awesome work everyone. It's been amazing watching it come together over the past weeks. You all worked so hard on it."

Well done to the CRAG team and the volunteers for their fantastic efforts.