DUNURE Festival of the Sea was a barrel of fun with families turning out in their droves for a weekend of nautical entertainment.

The event, which took place over the weekend of August 25 and 26 at Dunure Harbour, was a celebration of music and seafood.

Revellers were entertained with sea shanties, rowing races, fresh food, a gallery of local fishing heritage, pirates and much more.

The event was opened on the Saturday by Fisherton Primary School’s choir. Although the Sunday was a wash-out, the entertainments managed to stay afloat and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Gav White, one of the organisers, thanked everyone who gave their support at the family event.

He told the Advertiser: “It went rather well. It follows a lot of months of hard work and voluntary effort put in by everybody.

“We were very lucky with Saturday’s weather window. We got soaked and frozen on Sunday though. Planning things in Scotland is always difficult.

“The highlight was the live music and the food.

“The school kids from Fisherton Primary, they did a fantastic job considering they’re only just back in for a week after the summer. They had some acapella singing which was very impressive.

“Then we had an open mic session.

“There was a lot of talent on the stage.”