VIDEO: St Annes Kite Festival

It was a colourful scene as an octopus, a horse and a dragon jostled for space above St Annes beach.

The airborne creatures were all part of stunning displays at the St Annes Kite Festival.

St Annes Kite Festival.'A kite-filled beach.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'27-7-2013

St Annes Kite Festival.'A kite-filled beach. PIC BY ROB LOCK'27-7-2013

Hundreds of people went along to spectate and were treated to kites ‘dancing’ to music and stunt kites whizzing through the air.

Among those taking part were Andrew and Kathleen Beatie from North Ayrshire in Scotland.

They had brought along six giant kites including a dragon, teddy bear, tiger, dog, fish and mantaray.

Andrew said: “St Annes is a fabulous place for the festival because of the space, the wind and the great crowds who come along.

“Saturday was perfect because in this wind you can fly anything.”

Kathleen, who is originally from St Annes, added: “There has been a lot of interest in our kites.

“The dragon is one of only seven in the world.

“It was made in Germany and cost about 5,000 Euros.”

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