Gala Week Events 2020


GALA WEEK EVENTS 2020    

Sunday 14 June       

FAMILY FUN RUN

Starts from the Memorial Park. Entrants should enrol from 10.30 am. Run starts at 11.00 am. Entry is free and all participants will receive a medal. The route this year is again that based on the Memorial Park, Burghlee Park and the Park Avenue Playing Field

 

Monday 15 June       

NOVELTY DOG SHOW

Fountain Green, commencing 6.30 pm. Come along with your dog and take part in this free and fun event.

 

Tuesday 16 June      TBC

JUMBLE FOOTBALL

Memorial Park, commencing 6.30 pm. Free entry. Open to all boys and girls up to P7. Teams will be selected at the event with a separate section for younger children.

 

Wednesday 17 June TBC

OFFICIAL OPENING OF FAIRGROUND

The Queen Elect and Herald will officially open the fairground at 6.00 pm and, on this opening night, members of the Gala Court will enjoy free rides courtesy of Slater’s Showtime Funfairs.

 

Wednesday 17 June TBC

PROMENADE CONCERT

Fountain Green, commencing 7.00 pm and featuring Midlothian Community Concert Band. Free event although a voluntary collection will be taken for Gala funds.

 

Thursday 18 June    TBC

SENIOR CITIZENS’ TEA DANCE

Loanhead Miners’ Club, Main Hall, commencing 1.30 pm. Tickets £2. Available from Chrissie Rygula or Annette Perfect (0131 440 1380) or pay on the day.

 

Thursday 18 June   TBC

DECORATED SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION

Judging will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 20 June. All local shops and businesses are invited to decorate their premises for the Gala Week.

Saturday 20 June      CHILDREN’S DAY

The biggest day in Loanhead’s annual calendar.

8.00 am         Judging of decorated house frontages commences.

10.00 am         Collection of members of the Court from their homes commences.

10.45 am         Collection of Queen Elect from her home.

11.30 am         The various groups accompanied by the massed bands move off from St Margaret’s Hall, Clerk Street and proceed by Clerk Street and Church Street to Fountain Green.

11.45 am         Crowning Ceremony on Fountain Green. This will be followed by the Mining Memorial Ceremony.

1.00 pm         The Grand Procession moves off from Church Street and makes its way around the town to the Memorial Park.

1.30 pm         Commencement of Afternoon Programme of Entertainment in the Memorial Park.

2.30pm          Children’s Sports

3.00 pm         War Memorial Ceremony in the Memorial Park.

5.00 pm         Conclusion of programme of events.

 

The following bands will be in attendance on Children’s Day:-

TBC

A wide range of entertainment for all ages will be provided on Children’s Day, Saturday 22 June in the Memorial Park commencing at 1.30 pm. Attractions are currently expected to  include:-

 TBC

The School Queen and other Court Principals will return to the Park at 3.00 pm when the Queen will lay a wreath at the War Memorial in the presence of the Standard Bearers from local Ex-Service groups and local cadet units and with a suitable musical accompaniment provided by the massed silver bands. Members of the public wishing to attend this ceremony are requested to assemble for 2.45pm.

 

Sunday 21 June        CHILDREN’S SPORTS

In the event that the sports scheduled for Saturday 23 June are cancelled due to inclement weather, they will be re-scheduled for Sunday 23 June in the Memorial Park at 2.00 pm.