ORGANISERS of Troon’s Eastertainment event were scuppered by Mother Nature.

On Saturday, March 31, children took part in Easter activities, including face painting and arts and crafts with a visit from the Guinea Pig Rescue Centre.

However, strong gales affected the day, meaning some parts of the event had to be moved to another location.

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Troon Community Councillor, Frances Carson, who organised the event, said: “The wind was so blustery that one of the gazebos blew away.

“The illustrations of Easter bunting were blown down the street – and the gales blew away the art and crafts. Everything we had planned was there, but the wind just blew it all away.

"We were disappointed that people thought it wasn’t organised properly, but we had everything up and ready to go. We had to put everything into a condensed area. It was a shame because all of the people had come along. The music went into a different area as well.

“We hoped to have gone into the Town Hall – common sense should have prevailed and let the people in there because there was space available.”

Despite the weather, the event carried on with children dressing up in sumo suits and there was a giant connect game for children to get involved with.

Frances added: “I want to give a big thank you to Little and Large Entertainments for giving us the games for free.”

Five schools created ‘what Easter means to me’ paintings and Cllr Convery, Cllr Saxton and Cllr MacKay judged over 500 entries, with one winner from each school being announced next week.