In 2022, people from the Kirkcowan community celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a fabulous Fun in the Park Day. The event was such a great success that it was decided to hold another fun family event in June 2023.

In addition to a bouncy castle, face painting and a barbecue, one of the highlights of Fun in the Park was when the younger generation took on an adult team to battle it out in a tug of war.

To end the day, a dance was held in the village hall with local musicians Kippy and Co. A great night was had by all!

Fun in the Park Day was supported by a grant from the Kirkcowan Community Development Trust. Organisers say that the event was such a great success that they hope to stage another fun day in Kirkcowan next summer.