Thousands of locals and visitors enjoyed a day showcasing the very best of community spirit and togetherness.

On Sunday people of all ages descended on Silloth for the return of Silloth Green Day.

The challenging weather conditions in the morning forced organisers to push the starting time of the event back by an hour, a move that would turn out to be a stroke of genius, as the sun began to peak through the clouds as the crowds began to appear.

Activities on the day included a dog show, birds of prey, live music and a performance by L J Cheer.

The routines performed by local cheerleading group L J Cheer comprised of children as young as two, performing alongside adults.

Waving their yellow and black pom-poms, the dancers performed a number of popular songs for the Silloth crowd, such as Hakuna Matata from the Lion King and internet-sensation Baby Shark.

Head coach of the group, Laura Sutcliffe, 26, said: “Every time we perform - and we perform in quite a lot of competitions around the country - they get better and better. They make me so proud.

“All the time they try their very best. I am really proud of how far we have come starting two years ago to now having over 70 girls.”

The event was again organised by Silloth Rotary Club, overseen by the president of the club, Owen Martin.

The Dickson family made the journey from Ecclefechan in southern Scotland to experience the day. Louise Dickson, 43, commented: “We were here last year, which is why we’ve come back this year. We always come to Silloth, it is a lovely place, we love it.

“There is nothing like this (in Ecclefechan). We used to have a gala, but nobody supports it, which is why we have come here.”

Daughter Sienna, nine, said: “I love the dog show and the rides.”

Judy Williamson, who was manning the Silloth First Responders stall, said: “It is a good event, it brings people into the town and creates a bit of awareness for organisations such as our own."