Torches lit up Stewarton last week as the Bonnet Toun celebrated the end of 2023 with its annual torchlight parade. 

Organised by the Stewarton Bonnet Guild, the annual event saw thousands of residents parade flaming torches through the town centre, before a bonfire and fireworks display in the nearby Lainshaw Woods. 

The parade, led by the sounds of Kilbarchan Pipe Band, snaked down Main Street and into the woods, before the ten minute display by Midnight Storm. 

A Bonnet Guild spokesperson said: "We hope you all enjoyed this evening! Thank you so much for all your participation and support.

"Huge thanks also to the First Stewarton Boys Brigade, 20th Ayrshire Stewarton Scout Group and Stewarton Initiatives for all their help with marshalling the event, and thanks too, to Mrs Howie and Mr and Mrs Smith."

If you would like to donate to Stewarton Bonnet Guild to help with the running costs of future community events, you can do so at"