Ready for take off

The Galloway News - - KIRKCUDBRI­GHT KITE FESTIVAL - Stephen Nor­ris

Gi­ant dogs, pen­guins, teddy bears and fish were among the weird and won­der­ful an­i­mals fly­ing high in the first ever Kirkcud­bright Kite Fes­ti­val at the week­end.

The two–day aerial spec­tac­u­lar drew hun­dreds of peo­ple to Gartshore Park to en­joy the float­ing fig­ures, some of which mea­sured 16 me­tres.

Tigers, a whale shark and a blue whale also took their place in the heav­ens and were vis­i­ble for miles around. All the king–size kites were se­curely tied to 4×4 ve­hi­cles to en­sure they stayed where they were.

Other at­trac­tions in­cluded kite– mak­ing work­shops for chil­dren, run by ex­pe­ri­enced ranger LizTin­dal, and kite–fly­ing lessons from the ex­perts.

Chil­dren’s amuse­ments fea­tured a carousel, a kids’bungee and face paint­ing.

Or­gan­is­ers hope to con­tinue the kite fes­ti­val in years to come.

Fam­ily fun The pic­tures show youn­sters and adults en­joy­ing the event on Sat­ur­day

We have lift off A young­ster gets a mas­sive dog shaped kite up in the air

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