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The heavens might have opened to mark this year’s Landemer Day celebrations but the mood remained bright among locals.
Thunderstorms sent people rushing for cover early on Saturday afternoon – but the bad weather was soon forgotten and there was only light rain for the coronation of Landemer Queen Abbey McDonald, 13, from Trinity High.
Thousands of people were on the Main Street to take in all the rides, stalls and, of course, to watch Abbey’s big moment.
She was greeted by plenty of cheers when she arrived, joined by her champion Cakper Walczewski.
A warm reaction had also greeted the arrival of her court, which included her ladies in waiting Erin Scoular, 11, and Maia McLaughlin, 12, both from Trinity.
Stonelaw High’s Mia Duncan, 12, and Rachel Collie, 12; Cathkin High’s Charlie Crothers, 12, and Lia McTavish, 12, and Rutherglen High’s Cara McCafferty, 14, and Chloe Torley, 14, completed the court.
Landemer Committee secretary Ian Duncan gave some information about the girls onstage, before dowager Queen Jennifer McLaughlin offered some advice to Abbey.
The Trinity teenager was then crowned by Alison Wilson, swimming co-coordinator at the Lifestyle Sports Centre, although a hitch in proceedings saw the proclamation she was to read from go missing, resulting in a spot of improvisation.
Pupils from Calderwood Primary then performed several musical numbers, including Katy Perry’s pop smash Fight Song, before the day’s surprise entertainment.
Big hugs Queen Abbey with her ladies in waiting Erin Scowler and Maia McLaughlin