Ready for take off
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