LET THERE BE LIGHT!
The countdown to Christmas has officially kicked off in Newmains.
The village’s Christmas lights were turned on as a large crowd gathered at The Cross to see the 2018 Gala Court, led by Gala Queen Olivia Neilson, turn on the lights.
And there was plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy before the big switch on.
As always the festivities were organised by the Newmains and District Gala Committee.
Gala secretary Mary Gilfillan said: “We were really pleased with the turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
“The turnout has inspired us to look at making the switch-on even bigger next year.
“It was great to see all of this year’s Gala Court there. They all played their part.
“For us it was great because we have a few new committee members who have some great ideas so look forward to more exciting events in the run-up to the 2019 gala day!”