A PROUD primary school pupil will be the jewel in the crown of a gala weekend on the island after being chosen as the new Cumbrae Queen.

Emma Letham, 10, has been bestowed with the special honour as the long standing tradition that has been running for decades and will be making a triumphant return at this weekend's Classic Car Show on Saturday May 14 after a two year absence.

The crowning ceremony will be taking place in the Garrison grounds in keeping with tradition.

Emma lives in Millport with mum and dad Louise and Chris, and has two older sister Lucy, 16, and Sophie, 11.

The family have been living on the island for the past five and a half years and say they are loving life on Cumbrae.

Emma, who is in Primary 6, actually gets to go to school with her sister Sophie who is p7 as they are both in a composite class.

Her hobbies include roller skating, cycling, baking and cooking.

Proud mum Louise said: "Emma is looking forward to fulfilling her duties as Cumbrae Queen and is excited for the year ahead.

"She loves Millport in the summer but equally as much in the winter when it’s stormy."

Emma recently completed her Junior Duke award - an award scheme for primary-aged children to encourage and develop valuable life skills.

Louise added: "I am sure she will have the same enthusiasm and application for her new role as Cumbrae Queen.

"For her award, Emma carried out various activities including making blankets for Ukranian refugees, baking garlic dough balls and planning a family day out."

Emma is pictured with parents Chris and Louise on their wedding day, along with sisters Olivia and Lucy, and cousin Olivia.

The Cumbrae Queen is one of the longest running events on the island with a primary pupil selected at random each year for the prestigious honour and will be joined by maids of honour and page boys as part of the tradition.

Millport businesswoman Gail Murphy, of Pots and Pets, is organising this year's crowning ceremony.

She said: "It is running at the same time as the classic car event, with the crowning at 2pm in the sunken garden.

"Thereafter there will be an afternoon tea in the Garrison for the families and invited guests.

"The queen’s first duty will be to present the best car award at the car rally."