Inverkip Gala Day went ahead in spite of relentless rain. There was lots to do - even within the confines of the church hall and grounds - and folk seemed to keep on smiling. Awards should go to the Guides and Scouts in the village who had to be outdoors with their coconut shy and barbecue respectively. However I think they won the sympathy vote and folk did brave the weather to support their efforts. Well done to the Rural for keeping everyone topped up with hot drinks and beautiful home baking. Its good to see a community getting together and making the best of circumstances.