THE Low Green in Ayr was the place to be on Saturday as big crowds flocked to the seafront for the town’s Summer Family Fest with Armed Forces and Pipes in the Park.

Previously known as the Holy Fair, the event may have been given a new name for 2024, but all the favourite features of previous years were still there, with invited dignitaries joining members of the public in soaking up both the sun and the family-friendly atmosphere.

(Image: Charlie Gilmour) (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

The day’s festivities began with the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag and a moment’s silence to remember all those from South Ayrshire who have given their lives while serving their country over the years.

The afternoon featured fairground rides; a pipe band contest; a Highland dance competition and dance arena; market and charity stalls; military attractions; and even a children’s fun dog show.

(Image: Charlie Gilmour) (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

Vintage vehicles from the Ayrshire Classics Car Club, based in Prestwick, attracted plenty of attention, while a dedicated zone for younger children featured Bookbug sessions, ‘jiggly wrigglers’ and appearances by Fabulous Fraser and Silly Gilly.

A new feature for this year was ‘Team Extreme’, giving people the chance to watch a spectacular show of exhilarating BMX, skateboarding and scootering skills, and even a chance to have a go on the ramp themselves.

(Image: Charlie Gilmour) (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

Our photographer Charlie Gilmour was there to capture the atmosphere of the day - whose faces can you spot in Charlie's pictures from the event?