A NEW Gourock queen is all set to be crowned at this year's garden party.

Emma Ann Kane has been chosen for the royal appointment at the celebration on Sunday June 16.

The St Ninian's Primary pupil says she is thrilled to be Gala Queen at what is Inverclyde's longest running community event.

She said: "I'm very excited.

"I was really surprised and I'm looking forward to the garden party."

The 12-year-old lives in Finbraken Drive with her parents Aileen and Vinny.

She enjoys music, maths and playing the violin.

She said: "My mum and dad are proud and all my friends are really pleased for me.

"It's quite an honour."

The youngster is definitely going to be a modern monarch and says she will be wearing a jumpsuit on her big day.

She said: "I was at the garden party last year and I never thought I would be the gala queen this year."

Depute head teacher Siobhan Currie said: "We are absolutely delighted that the school will be represented at Gourock Garden Party.

"Emma is a perfect choice for Gala Queen and we are all very proud of her."

The annual get-together will take place in the walled garden in Gourock Park and starts at noon.

This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and has a space theme.

Children, schools and youth organisations are invited to build and bring along a model spaceship or make one in the park.

There will be prizes for the best entry.

There will be a variety of stalls, a woodturning demonstration, representatives from local scouts, guides and army cadets, a tearoom and barbecue.

The Clydeside Singers, Dancemania and Clyde Coast Fiddlers will provide live entertainment.