KELTY'S creatives were out in force on Sunday as the village came together for a day of arts and crafts.

The first ever Kelty Creatives Day in the community centre attracted around 500 visitors throughout the afternoon as local artists, businesses, clubs and craftworkers showcased the village's array of talent.

Exhibitions, workshops, dance and martial art displays and live music all took place.

Carol Gilmour, secretary of Kelty Art and Regeneration Trust was delighted at how the event ran and eyes are already looking towards a repeat next year.

She said: "It was absolutely brilliant.

"We're all delighted at how it went and it gives us real confidence going forward with our projects and ideas.

"We received a lot of good feedback and we now want to return next year even bigger and better.

"We can't thank everyone at Kelty Community Centre enough as they were so helpful. They couldn't have done more on the day, they were amazing.

"It was a proud day for everyone I think, as it got people talking to each other and finding out about groups and projects they may not have known about otherwise."

Local artist Celie Byrne painted more than 100 handprints from residents on the recycling enclosure at the centre as part of 'All Hands on Deck', encouraging locals to recycle.

Vanessa Gibson ran a still-life drawing class and Kelty Community Council held a display showing the work they carry out in the area behind the scenes.

Live music was provided by Rachel from Happy Harmonies, Amy Lou and David Fernie.

The free event also raised awareness for the next project facing the Kelty Street Art Collective.

The team completed an amazing regeneration of Blackhall Square last year and now have their palettes poised for Main Street.