It turned out fair!

Thousands of people turned out to support Eaglesham Fair on Saturday despite dreadful weather.

The day started with a colourful procession through the village by children and adults from local organisations.

It was led by all-women drumming band SheBoom, while some special Harley Davidson motorbikes brought up the rear.

Alistair McBride, organising committee chairman, said: “Once again, local people have shown tremendous support for the village fair.

“Despite appalling weather, they came with smiles on their faces and enjoyed a great day out”.

One highlight was the crowning of Fair Queen Laura Smith, accompanied by Fair Princess Mia Ballantyne and attendants Finn MacDonald and Aaron Rachman.

And hundreds of balloons, bought by local children to raise funds for the fair, were released — with a prize for the owner of the one that was found farthest away.

A large part of the village green was given over to rides and attractions for kids from toddlers to teenagers.

There were bouncy castles, a rodeo bull ride, superjet ride, bungee run and bungee trampolines.

Meanwhile, the showring hosted a variety of entertainment involving everything from dancing to terrier racing.

There were vintage fire engines and motorbikes on display and a beer tent, hog roast, burger vans, tearoom and ice cream carts.

The fair finished with a night of celebrations in the marquee led by popular band Big Vern ’n’ the Shootahs.

Alistair added: “I’d like to thank all those who helped make the day such a success — from the businesses and friends of the fair who gave funds to those who helped steward the event on the day.

“And, most importantly, I’d like to thank the Whitelee Windfarm Fund for their generous grant and my fellow committee members, who ensure the fair goes from strength to strength.

“I’m sure the next fair in 2013 will prove that”.