A LARGS Academy teacher voiced concerns that some of his pupils were getting ready for 'town warfare' with the arrival of the Viking Fair this week in 2006.

Maths teacher Tom Marshall stated his belief that a minority at teens were “really wound up” for the annual seafront fair.

However local police officers told him that they were well aware of the problem and would be drafting in extra officers for the fair's duration..

Elsewhere Largs Community Council members said they feared a growing numbers of youths hanging around the train station was going to discourage people from visiting the town while safety fears were raised about a footbridge described as 'like a prop from an Indiana Jones movie'.

MSP Campbell Martin demanded answers from Scottish Water after business and residential properties suffered from raw sewage overflow which was washed on to the streets of Millport.

The troubles started during a torrential downpour as the drains struggled to cope with the downpour. The storm resulted in Millport Fire Brigade being called out to deal with the flooding.

It was a right royal affair on the island with the crowning of the Cumbrae Queen.

This celebrated annual event was in its 42nd year, and the prestigious honour this time went to Lucy Sinclair.

The ceremony was taking place in the town hall and Lucy was to be joined by her attendants Julie Mapes, Lauren Black, Sally Cameron, Heather Fraser, Kim Wylie and Christy Fraser.

In other news, a Millport man enjoyed a huge tee party after being honoured for his part in designing the commemorative £5 note that marked golfer Jack Nicklaus’ final Open Championship in 2005.

A Royal Bank of Scotland employee for 30 years, Iain Harrison, of Stuart Street, came up with the concept for the iconic design.

Iain collected his award in Glasgow at the Scottish Sport Sponsorship Awards, hosted by Deacon Blue drummer Dougie Vipond. The Royal Bank of Scotland issued two million of the fivers.

The Junior and Company sections of Largs Boys’ Brigade were picture perfect as marched along Greenock Road during their annual display.

Stephen Quigg was super sub for Largs as the player manager played a major part in turning around a cup tie against Irvine Vics. He helped set up skipper Willie Armour to edge Largs ahead in this tight clash before John Robertson made sure with a late clincher.