In this week's Days Gone By feature, we head back to Fairlie of 40 years ago.

The Tufty Club had plenty of local familiar faces taking a break from their fun activities for this photograph.

Fairlie Gala Day was always eagerly anticipated in the village calendar, and this was the impressive village float which was the winner on the big day.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Gala Day pirates invade Fairlie with their ship floatGala Day pirates invade Fairlie with their ship float (Image: Newsquest)

Early in the millennium, Audrey and Kenny Dreghorn, the former owners of the Village Inn, resumed the Gala after a hiatus with a ceremony in the back garden area of the bar and restaurant.

And in more recent years, the Fairlie Gala made a triumphant return to the community gardens and seafront, with a nautical theme including a raft race.