Mardi Gras comes to Cousland

Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who took part in Cousland Gala Day on Saturday.

This year’s event had a Mardi Gras theme - and the decorated umbrellas, inspired by the famous festival in New Orleans, certainly came in handy!

Despite the wet weather, villagers turned out to support the annual event, and there was plenty to keep everyone amused.

See photos from the gala in this week’s Advertiser - out now.