A two-day festival in Largs, giving North Ayrshire’s young people a chance to let their hair down and have some fun, was a ‘resounding success’.

Around 100 youngsters aged 12-25 descended on the grounds at Kelburn Castle for the return of North Ayrshire’s Youth Festival.

In true festival style, the young people camped out under the stars, listened to great live music and took part in jam-packed days of fun.

The event finale saw an additional 200 young people join the festival and take part in a fun ‘colour run’ during which they were covered from head-to-toe in paint as they made their way around the 3k route.

The free event was organised by the Council’s Youth Services Team as part of the celebrations for the Year of Young People 2018.

It brought together a range of partners including Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, St. John’s Ambulance, Health and Social Care Partnership and the Drug and Alcohol Partnership.

The local Youth Forums also got involved and tasked themselves with the job of raising funds, so they could pull out all the stops and make this year’s event the best yet.

Activities included a ‘rave cave’, bush tucker trails, smoothie bar, bucking bronco and giant assault course, among others.

Each day the youngsters were invited to take part in workshops themed on key issues affecting their age group such as mental health, wellbeing and safety.

Councillor Louise McPhater, Cabinet Member for Connected Communities, said: “Not only did our young people have fun, they also got the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and take part in activities they may not have had the chance to before."