The two leading ladies of Kilbarchan’s Lilias Day have been announced for the event taking place on Saturday 4th June.

Victoria Thompson (17) is set to be Miss Lilias for a second year (due to last years’ unfortunate cancellation) and the school queen is Emily Duff.

The Lilias Day committee choose Miss Lilias each year based on her contribution to the community or good causes. Victoria Thompson is a helper for the 1st A Kilbarchan Brownies and is working towards her Silver Duke of Edinburgh award. She also volunteers at Castle Semple Loch where she helps manage the environment by removing unwanted vegetation, litter and planting as she is passionate about the environment. Her charity work has included cutting nine inches off her hair which was donated to the Little Princess Trust as well as taking part in a 5k fun run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. As part of her duties Victoria will read a proclamation to officially open Lilias Day and, later in the year, will have the honour of switching on the Christmas lights in Kilbarchan.

Victoria is delighted to have been chosen to take on the role of Miss Lilias for this year’s event.

Every year the most senior pupils in Kilbarchan Primary School elect a School Queen and attendants to represent the school at Lilias Day. The group takes a leading role in the parade and Miss Lilias crowns the School Queen as the parade arrives in the park.

The School Queen’s attendants are Amy McGreish and Abby McLaughlin. The Crown Bearer is Jack McKellar and the Footman is David Naismith.