Cruden Bay Gala hailed a huge success

Cruden Bay Galal 2016
Cruden Bay Galal 2016

This year’s Cruden Bay Gala has been hailed as a huge success.

So much so, that gala chair, Lisa Shearer and vice-chair John Roberts, were in agreement that it was ‘the best that Cruden Bay had ever staged’.

Cruden Bay Galal 2016

Cruden Bay Galal 2016

Lisa put the success of this year’s event down to the volunteers who helped organise and plan the gala and praised their efforts.

She was particularly complimentary about the contribution of Cruden Bay Coastguard and the Air Cadets.

Jon was also keen to thank all the gala sponsors for their continued support.

“Their commitment and generosity was once again central to a very enjoyable family fun day,” he said.

Cruden Bay Galal 2016

Cruden Bay Galal 2016

Lisa added that the glorious weather brought out families and visitors in droves to view the various activities, sample a burger or enjoy a cup of tea.

Attractions at this year’s gala included Huntly Strongmen, who demonstrated impressive feats of strength and Circus Modo who provided a workshop for tightrope walking and juggling.

Guarana Drummers, in addition to displaying their synchronised drumming skills, also offered a children’s drumming workshop.

Pupils from the Serena Wilson School of

Serena Wilson’s senior Highland dance group pereformed traditional routines for a very appreciative audience, while the Port Erroll School football teams contested a hard-fought five-a-side tournament.

As well as all this there was also archery, tombola bouncy castls and a bungee trampoline as well as a wide range of goods on display at the numerous stalls.

Lisa added: “Any proceeds from the gala are typically used to benefit the community.

“The current project list includes providing a protective treatment for Mill Park’s all-weather activity courts; modernising the Christmas lights; repairing the Mill Park pavilion roof and effecting repairs to a leaking roof in the village hall.”