GHOSTS glided through Greenock as the streets came alive with spooky theatre and music as part of the annual Galoshans Festival.

The petrifying parade saw over 700 revellers turn out to enjoy freakishly good fun on Sunday night.

Organisers from Rig Arts say the fifth annual celebration of all things Halloween proved to be the most popular yet.

Lauren Grech, project manager at Rig, said: "It was amazing - there was a huge crowd.

"The crowd was definitely bigger than previous years.

"We organised it and there was a lot of community involvement from the Wellpark Mid Kirk and local artists as well as the Fire Museum and the police came along to help with the parade.

"It was great to see so many families there.

"We're hoping that the Galoshans can continue as annual event."

The fifth annual celebration of all things Halloween kicked off with an opening exhibition in the Tobacco Warehouse on Friday night.

It culminated in a parade towards Cathcart Square on Sunday.

The festival, which combines arts and heritage, centres on the Inverclyde tradition of 'going Galoshans', the local precursor to 'trick or treating'.

Greenock engineering great James Watt also featured heavily in this year's celebrations to mark the bicentenary of his death, with artwork and displays around the theme of 'innovation and light'.

Inverclyde's Provost Martin Brennan said he was very impressed by the street parade.

He said: "Hundreds lined Cathcart Street and packed into Cathcart Square in front of the Mid Kirk and a very accomplished samba band led the procession from Ginger to the steps of the Mid Kirk.

"It was a night to remember.

"I'd like to thank Creative Scotland, Inverclyde Council, EventScotland and the Heritage Lottery who funded it, plus Rig Arts who organised the day along with partners, the Beacon Arts Centre, the Heritage Hub, the Oak Mall and the Mid Kirk Church."