Loanhead Children’s Gala Day


The Crowning and Gala Day is Saturday 27th June 2015

 For the list of this years Queen’s Court (Click Here)

Details of the Gala Week Events (Click Here) 

Call for Photographs

We need good quality images of this years Gala Day and previous years for use in our Programme, Website and also to share on the website.  If you are a keen amateur or a professional willing to help, please (click here)to send your details and we will contact you on how to receive the items.


Rehearsals are in Loanhead Miners welfare. Main Hall. Please arrive at 6.15pm so we can start at 6.30pm prompt! Note: Principals are all Court members except Maids of Honour & Gentlemen in Waiting

28th May               All Court Members

4th June                 All Court Members

11th June              All Court Members

18th June              All Court Members

21st June            All Court Members meet at Fountain Green at 4pm

25th June              All Court Members

27th June            GALA DAY


Despite being one of the largest local festivals in Scotland, Loanhead Children’s Day and Gala Week are organised by a very small committee, the membership of which has now dropped to around 10 people. If this much loved tradition is to be maintained in our town, it is essential that more people come forward to help with planning, organisational and fundraising tasks.

Cutbacks in the assistance provided by Midlothian Council and other bodies for public events of this type is placing an even greater emphasis on voluntary help from the community if our annual festivities are to continue at anything approaching the scale to which we have become accustomed.

It is appreciated that whilst many people are not terribly keen to serve on committees, there are some who may be willing to help out in a practical manner when events are actually taking place. The Gala Committee, in conjunction with the Loanhead Community Development Association, has therefore established a Loanhead Community Events Support Team.

This comprises volunteers who are willing to help out at large community events, not only during the Gala Week but also on occasions such as the Street Fair, the Fireworks Display and the switch on of the Christmas Lights. For this year’s Gala Week we urgently require to hear from volunteers who could assist with a variety of tasks including the following:-

Stewarding at the Carnival Parade.

Stewarding at the Fun Run.

Helping to run the Sports.

Set up tasks at Fountain Green and in the Memorial Park on the morning of Children’s Day.

Stewarding and related tasks at Fountain Green, on the parade route and in the Memorial Park on Children’s Day

If you can help with any of these tasks or if you are interested in becoming part of the Loanhead Community Events Support Team, please contact Alan McLaren by telephone on 0131 440 3830 or by emailing

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2014 events updates, results and photos

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