Friday 15th June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - CARNIVAL PARADE
Judging at Fountain Green from 6.30 pm. Parade moves off from Church Street at 7.30 pm.
Sunday 17th June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - 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 remains that introduced in 2014 based on the Memorial Park, Burghlee Park and the Park Avenue Playing Field.
Loanhead Gala Day Event - OPEN PAIRS’ BOWLING COMPETITION
Loanhead Miners’ Bowling Green, The Loan. For further information and to enter, contact Gary Allan at Loanhead MW Bowling Club or email@example.com
Loanhead Gala Day Event - GEMINI POM POM TROUPE
The troupe will perform at Fountain Green, commencing 2.30 pm. Free event, although a voluntary collection will be taken for Gala funds.
Monday 18th June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - NOVELTY DOG SHOW
Fountain Green, commencing 6.30 pm. Come along with your dog and take part in this free and fun event.
Tuesday 19th June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - 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 20th June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - 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.
Thursday 21st June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - 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.
Loanhead Gala Day Event - DECORATED SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION
Judging will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 21 June. All local shops and businesses are invited to decorate their premises for the Gala Week.
Saturday 23rd June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - CHILDREN’S DAY
The biggest day in Loanhead’s annual calendar. Crowning of the School Queen, processions, ceremonies, children’s sports and lots of entertainment.
8am Judging of decorated houses
10am collection of members of court from their homes commences
10.45am Queen Elect collected from her home in Wheatfield Loan. MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Band will play a short programme immediately before the collection ceremony.
11.30am Pipes, silver and British Legion Bands will lead groups and the court making their way from St Margaret's Church Hall by way of Clerk Street to Fountaian Green. The massed pipes and the massed silver bands are wonderful and not to be missed.
11.45am Crowning Ceremony on Fountain Green.
1pm Grand Procession moves off from Church Street (after crowning ceremony)
from 1.30pm Memorial Park
A wide range of entertainment for all ages will be provided on Children's Day in The Memorial Park.
2.30pm Memorial Park Children's Sports
3pm Memorial Park War Memorial Ceremony. Members of the public asked to assemble from 2.45pm.
5pm conclusion of events in memorial park
Sunday 24th June
Loanhead Gala Day Event - 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 24 June in the Memorial Park at 2.00 pm.