A TOUCH of Hollywood glamour came to Erskine at the weekend as the annual gala day celebrations took place.

A Night at the Movies was the theme for this year’s event, with classic flicks such as 101 Dalmatians providing inspiration for a host of colourful costumes.

The parade left St Anne’s Primary School before travelling along Newshot Drive to Park Mains High.

Then it was time for the main event, which included a dog show, carnival games, a tug-of-war contest and a host of stalls.

One of the highlights was the crowning of the Erskine Citizen of the Year, with the 2017 award handed to Erskine Community Events secretary Jacqui Reid.

She said: "It is nice to get this award on behalf of the team and all the work we do for the community. The gala was such a fantastic day and we had well over 3,000 people there.

“There were 200 kids in the parade and we were delighted that we had local businesses joining in this time.”

Around £4,000 was raised, with more money still to come, and this will be used to support local groups.

Jacqui said: “We’ve made enough money to run more events over the summer, including a barbecue and fun day in August.

“An additional £500 will be going to our chosen charity, Crisis Counselling at Riverside House, which is based in the town.

“Our thanks go to everyone who helped out and made this year’s Erskine Gala Day such a big success.”