Gorgie Dalry Gala 2012

After the threat of closure earlier this year and a well publicised volunteer call, there was a sudden rush of local residents and organisations willing to get involved and the Gala Day went ahead and was a huge success!

The Gala went from being a Saturday afternoon only event to a week long extended programme. This began with a Tea Dance at the Gorgie War Memorial Hall – a special Family Swim Event at Dalry Baths and ended with the traditional Gala in Murieston Park.

The Gala had a wide variety of stands as well as the usual events and rounded off a very successful week. Despite the outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease the Gala was well supported by local residents of all ages.

This event was such a success that the Committee are already planning similar events for next year. Two of the most popular events this year were the good old-fashioned standbys – the Egg and Spoon Race and the Sack Race – which will definitely be in next year’s programme.

The Committee would welcome suggestions from older residents who would like to see the return of old-style street games and who would be prepared to teach these skills.

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