A GRAVEYARD featuring ghouls and ghosts, lights and fairground rides were all among the main attractions at the hugely successful Halloween Pumpkin Trail held at Fullarton Woods at the weekend.

This was the fourth staging of the event and organisers were delighted with how it went, with thousands of people from as far afield as Glasgow heading along.

Donna Read, who came up with the idea said on Saturday: “Everything has gone really well. We had about 2000 people today, including Troon but more from the likes of Newton Mearns and Glasgow. It’s getting busier every year. We think this might be the only pumpkin trail in Scotland.

“The pumpkins were all lit and people went round the trail, there was night-time storytelling and Gregor Baird built a spooky graveyard in the woods. All the pumpkins are donated by visitors, schools, after-school clubs and the Marine Hotel. This is a real good community event.

We had 300 or 400 pumpkins all round the woods which will be given to the council for composting this week.”

Bernadette Young attended the event with her children Abi and Kari and family friend Eve O’Donnell.

She said: “This is the first time we have come to the pumpkin trail and it’s good to see so much community spirit. The designs on the pumpkins are great, there were pussy cats and bunnies.”

Kari voted the spooky graveyard the best, Abi liked the tea cups and Eve the pumpkins.