The Largs Viking Festival finished on a flyer thanks to a magnificent air display which wowed the big crowds.
The scaled down festival was hailed a great success by chairman Alex Gallagher as the nine day event ran on the esplanade and digitally via concerts, readings, and drama online.
The organisers pulled out all the stops for a unique festival feel which still produced some high flying and memorable moments.
The Viking encampment and market stall area included a variety of traders including the Isle of Cumbrae Distillers, AD Paton, and Largs RNLI stall, while there was a great selection of food and drink stalls, including a licensed beer area.
It was one way entry to the festival with hand sanitisers and free Covid test kits being distributed.
The big final day on Sunday attracted huge numbers along the prom to watch the spectacular air display with two different Spitfires turning and twisting throughout the air for a memorable spectacle in memory of the Battle of Britain. 
And the highlight was the Cessna seaplane which provided a marvellous display in front of the shore, skimming off the water several times before taking off in style to whoops and cheers from the delighted crowd.
Although not connected to the festival, the Ferris Wheel near Vanduara was also erected and added to the ambience of the weekend and provided stunning panoramic views of the bay, as well as across the town. The big wheel remains in Largs until the end of the month. See view from the top by Ian Dippie below.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:
Festival chairman Alex Gallagher said: "We have had the craft market, the food market, displays, a beer tent, the Vikings are here again - it is almost a full festival. 
"We didn't have the opening parade and ceremony, or the fireworks display as they were put off due to the Covid rules, but that was replaced with an online digital festival which included Samba Ya Bamba, Reely Jiggered and much more.
"The festival committee would like to thank all of our entertainers, music acts, re-enactors, artists and crafts people who all came together to help make our online festival a great success. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News:
"A special thank you to Ayrshire Film Company and Circa78 Creative for working incredibly hard to make the online festival possible and we look forward to working with you again.
"Everything is still available online and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it."
Thanks to our camera club members including Ian Dippie, Susan Bamford,and  Ian Dalgleish, for helping to capture the magic of the festival.

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