KELTY Community Cinema finished their inaugural film festival in style.

Opening on Friday May 24 with the Wee stars of Dynamic Dance and special guest, MSP Annabelle Ewing, they ended their strong programme of films including One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Good, The Bad &The Ugly with the locally relevant film, The Happy Lands.

The screening of Happy Lands became an emotional reunion as a lot of the stars and crew turned up to surprise the director, Robert Rae.

To close Robert Rae and Kelty Mining Heritage held a Question and Answer session which became a vehicle for actors and residents to share stories on how mining played such an important role in the history of Kelty and other surrounding mining villages.

Convener of Kelty Community Cinema, Isaac Gilmour, commented: “It was a pleasure and an honour to put on this film festival which had such a powerful and important subject matter and resulted in the community coming together.

"Special thanks to all that supported our festival, Annabelle Ewing MSP, Robert Rae, Kelty Mining Heritage, K-Art, Jim Halkett (Butcher), Dynamic Dance, our volunteers, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and not forgetting our local patrons who have supported us throughout the year. "A special thanks goes to Regional Screen Scotland for funding the festival”

No rest for Kelty Community Cinema and its volunteers, an over 18s screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-Along is showing on Friday June 14 at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) complete with a free glass of Prosecco. To keep up to date with events please see their Facebook Page.