A major four-day festival which aimed to reinvigorate Dumbarton's maritime history has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dumbarton Festival – River Town was due to take place from June 4 to 7 but organisers have pulled the plug on the even for this year.

In a statement, they said: "Due to the constantly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone Dumbarton Festival – River Town.

"We are extremely grateful to everyone who worked with us on the festival so far, including funders and sponsors, and we hope to bring back our packed programme in 2021."

Representatives from West Dunbartonshire Council, The Dumbarton Castle Society and VisitScotland officially launched the festival in January.

With the waterfront as a backdrop, artists and national companies were set join local schools and community groups to reinvigorate the town’s maritime history.

The themes of build, float, and connect had been planned to run through the festival’s programme of activities underlining Dumbarton’s history as a river town.