HELENSBURGH'S Eilidh Gammons has been crowned juvenile world champion - capping a remarkable week for the Hermitage Academy pupil at the biggest Highland dancing event on the calendar.

There were whoops of joy from the Helensburgh travelling contingent at the Cowal Highland Gathering as Eilidh was named world champion in the 15 years age group in Dunoon on Saturday.

The World Highland Dancing Championship on Saturday rounded off an incredible three days of success for Eilidh.

It began on Thursday, when the pupil at the Margaret Rose School of Dance was named joint winner - along with Sophie Strachan from Forfar and Alexa Bianconcini from Glenrothes - of the May Falconer Memorial Trophy for the best resident Scottish dancer in the Scottish championships.

And on day two on Friday, Eilidh triumphed outright in the 15 years section at the Scottish National Championships.

But the best was yet to come as Eilidh chalked up three first places - for her Highland fling, seann truibhas and reel - and a second place in the sword dance on Saturday to be crowned juvenile world champion.

More to follow next week - but in the meantime, enormous congratulations to Eilidh and her teacher Margaret Macinnes from everyone at the Advertiser!

(Photo by Brian Averell; additional reporting by Erin Maguire)