Pups and humans had a truly ‘pawsome’ time in Helensburgh at the weekend, as they gathered for the town’s gala day and dog show.

The events took place in Colquhoun Square on August 27 and while the sun shone, the square was alive with all the fun of the fair including rides and attractions, a huge climbing wall, 45 market stalls and an arena for the very special, furry, guests to show off their talents and join in the fun.

Indeed, the canine friends were the stars of the show as they took centre stage in the dog show, which was organised by Debbie Fleming, Kennel Club judge and member, with the pooches judged on the day by Kirsty Feasby.

The events were raising funds for Helensburgh Festival Lighting Charitable Trust.

Reflecting on a busy day, Vivien Dance, of the trust, told the Advertiser: “Thousands of people came throughout the day to just enjoy a happy social occasion and the elves were so grateful to everyone for supporting their new event and the Christmas lights kitty.

“Many thanks to all our helpers, including Paw Patrol, our dog show organiser Debbie Fleming, judge Kirsty Feasby and our sponsors Helensburgh Pet Shop and Speedy Hire.”

Vivien added: “Last but not least, a big bone of a thank you to all the fantastic companion dogs who took pride of place on the day.

“We were pleased to see so many of them strutting around the arena and many of them sporting our promotional Christmas lights rosettes as they toured the town afterwards.

“Well done all of you, and thank you for bringing your humans down to the square and giving the town another successful community event.”