It was Gala Day but Not As We Know It

Billy here,

One of the highlights in Dunfermline’s social calendar is the annual Gala. With its huge parade consisting of the town’s primary schools, parents, carers and entertainers it is certainly a spectacular sight and one which I personally enjoy going to see every year. As it winds its way down into The Glen from its starting point at Carnegie Hall the noise and joy emanating from the children is a joy to behold.

Sadly, as with many things, the Gala has fallen foul to Covid restrictions for the second year in a row. The organisers just didn’t feel they could hold the event safely with all the current restrictions, which was a real shame but completely understandable.


However, all was not lost as they held another virtual event on the 19th of June. As it did last year, it kicked off with a few words from Provost Leishman.

A virtual parade was kicked off by local piper Dean Saunders

There was some fantastic music shared from some wonderful local creative talent including; TamanFaya, Sophie De Rose, Toastie and Dovv.


The Dunfermline Gala has been part of the fabric of the town since 1902 so I’m sure it’ll be around for some years to come.

However, like a lot of similar events it requires funds and volunteers. The Gala committee is now down to just 3 individuals so they are crying out for new volunteers to help out when the Gala (hopefully) returns to normal next year. If this is something you might be interested in, please contact dunfermlinegala@hotmail.com. I’m sure they’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Here's to next years event!

Billy George


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