THE first spot of rain in a while couldn't dampen spirits at Cumbrae Community Radio’s first Emergency Services day.

Fire and Rescue, RNLI, Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Coastguard and Cumbrae support team all turned out for the big event and it was no washout as local people enjoyed the spectacle.

Held in the marquee of the Garrison grounds, it saw children enjoy sitting in the visiting fire engine and police cars - as well as sounding the sirens.

One of the highlights was when HM Coastguard Air Operations performed a flypast in their helicopter.

Spectators also enjoyed CPR demonstrations, played games and picked up safety advice while the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust displayed appliances from their Greenock-based museum on the day.

The community radio team aired the whole event live.

It aimed to show people what the island emergency services have to offer and raise awareness of health and safety.

Organisers say it is particularly important to show people what services are available, due to the island being cut off from the mainland from 9pm on most days.

Police Scotland Chief Superintendent Paul Main described the event as 'first class’.

Station manager Stevie Muir meanwhile thanked everyone who participated.

He says he is keen to start organising an even bigger and better event for next year.