THE people of Wemyss Bay paid a moving tribute to a much loved resident at their big summer event.

Community stalwart David Adams, who passed away last year after a battle with cancer, was remembered with a minute's applause at the start of the Wemyss Bay Gala Day 2019.

Organisers then put on the very best show to honour his memory.

The celebration at the community centre was once again a great day out for all the family.

Wemyss Bay Community Association chairperson Beth MacLeod said: "It was a very emotional day for us.

"We just wanted to pay a tribute of our own.

"David was such a lovely man and he did so much for our community.

"We wanted to recognise this and to remember him at the start of the gala."

The 70-year-old former teacher was at the heart of village life, playing a pivotal role in big events.

After his death last September he was awarded a posthumous ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award at the Inverclyde Community Awards.

There was plenty to celebrate at the Wemyss Bay Gala Day held at the local community centre.

The ever-popular Wemyss Bay's Got Talent contest took place along with activities like Beat The Keeper.

There were dancing displays, a brass band, vintage fire engines and a mini fairground.

The community centre is at the heart of the village and is run by an association deeply committed to its cause.

They were recently awarded £10,000 from the new council participatory budget scheme, on top of £100,000 for an extension.

Mum-of-three Beth added: "The gala day was extremely successful considering the weather and everyone had a great day out.

"It is important to myself with three young kids to have a facility like the community centre in the village.

"We are always looking for more people to join us though."