Gale force winds and the threat of rain later in the day did nothing to discourage the huge crowd that ignored the weather warnings and flocked to the annual Bridge of Allan Highland Games.

Visitors from many parts of Europe, America and Canada joined those from the local area in enjoying the buzz of competition as bands, athletes and dancers demonstrated their skills. Added to the competitive part of the Games was a wide range of fairground rides and competitions that gave much enjoyment and excitement.

With these was a number of trade stands as well as displays by the army, fire and rescue service and police.

In the course of the day, visitors took advantage of the wide range of catering stands, including that of the Bridge of Allan and Dunblane Rotary Club that provided a range of crepes, teas, coffees and soft drinks, with the usual positive reaction from their clients.

All in all, a very successful day for an annual event that has increased its recognition as a must-see attraction.