It was a wheely good day at an exciting new skate park in Largs which will benefit children for many years to come.
The official launch day for the impressive new look took place on a sunshine Sunday - and it was very much a team effort.
Many local people, visitors and passers-by stopped to watch or came along to lend their support.
Diane Donaldson, one of the organisers commented, “This was an absolutely fantastic day and amazing turnout, assist by the lovely weather. It all combined to show the new skatepark off at its best.
"We were supported by a number of local organisations and I would like to thank Boutique Hair Spa, Housework by Helen, Nardini at the Moorings, Costa, Subway and many other individuals who gave us donations. Our PA was loaned from Fairlie Village Hall and other equipment from Fairlie Gala committee.
"It is fair to say that the town fell behind this event and I was proud of the amount of local support that we received. Largs really pulled together to support out event.”
Cllr Alan Hill, who also helped organise the event added, “The young people who form the core at Largs Skate Park really did themselves proud this last weekend. They showed off their sporting skills but they also showed themselves to be a strong group who supported each other throughout the day. They also helped us to cook and serve the food, helped with Registrations and then cleared up any mess left at the end of the day.
"I would not want to single anyone out, however I could not help but make reference to the fantastic commentating skills of Cameron Donaldson who kept the entire event moving along and on time, with good natured humour throughout.
"These young people are a real credit to their families, to our town and to Largs Academy which most of them attend. I spent a part of the day flipping burgers but I also had the privilege of watching these youngsters show off their amazing skills on wheels of various types. It was a great day out and I would thoroughly recommend that anyone reading this article comes along to the next event and watches what these young people can do.”
The event was also watched by many parents, supporters and passers-by who covered the hillside above the park. The event was judged by a panel of experts consisting of Graham Patrick, Rosie O’Donoghue and Martie McShane.
Veronica Galbraith who is also a member of the organising committee said, “We were lucky to receive lots of prize donations and I would like to thank Clan Skates, Pyramid Skates, Source BMX, Hakon Clothing, Rosie O’Donoghue and Evolution Skatepark.
"We supplied all competitors with water and drinks as well as hot dogs, burgers, chips and other food. Helping us out with foodstuffs were Gino’s Fryer, W & J Brown, Patons butchers, Best Fruit Company, Candy Box, Tesco, Co-op and Room.”
"Finally, can I also thank some of our adult helpers on the day including Justine and Kelly, Phil Watt and David McDonald who provided first aid cover for us. This was the first, but will certainly not be the last event to be held here. I look forward to seeing all of you again in the future.”