Carbrain Gala Day is Olympic winner in Rio-themed event

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When you stage the last gala day of the year in Cumbernauld, you want a truly grand finale and that’s exactly what gala goers got in spades when the carnival came to town on Saturday.

Organisers cannily drew inspiration from the Olympics that have a whole nation gripped to their screens - and Queen Lucy Davidson added a regal touch to the proceedings after being crowned by Councillor Allan Graham.

Queen Lucy was ably assisted by her princesses Hannah Crombie and Skye Niven

For a full spread on this special event, see this week’s edition.