Fun-packed day in prospect at Newburgh Gala

Newburgh Gala will be held at the school playing field on Saturday.
Newburgh Gala will be held at the school playing field on Saturday.

The finishing touches are being applied to preparations for this Saturday’s Newburgh Gala.

Last year marked the village’s first gala day in 20 years which, despite the wet weather, attracted a large turn-out.

Organisers have put together a varied programme for this year’s event which will be held at the school playing field from 1-5pm.

Chairman Mark Walker told the Times: “The planning has gone well and a few fund-raising events in the lead-up to the big day were well attended to help aid the costs in running the event.

“We have built on the success of last year and added a few different attractions and we are hoping for the weather to support us this year, too.”

There have been changes in the gala committee since last year.

Mr Walker, who was previously a committee member, added: “The role has been a challenge but made considerably easier with the support from the committee members and commitment provided.”

The day will kick off with a lone piper starting the 3K Castle Canter fun run at 1pm.

Other events include archery, a football tournament, owl display, climbing wall, tug o’ war, kids races, various stalls, BBQ, tea/coffee and cakes.

The gala will also feature Fraserburgh Pipe Band, who will open the event, Lawrence Dance Academy, Jackie Wilson Zumba Display and Newburgh Mathers Choir.

There will also be a grand prize raffle.