Cumbernauld Gala Day less than three weeks away

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 17:07 BST on Tuesday 26th June 2012.
The clock is ticking down fast now to Cumbernauld’s third Gala Day as the plans for the event become publically apparent.

With less than three weeks to go until Cumbernauld’s Town Centre, Town Hall and Link Centre are occupied with stalls, parades, music and fun, Cumbernauld’s excitement for the event continues to build as the event’s programme is lined up.

The event will be opened by Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Gregg McClymont, with Cumbernauld Community Forum’s Chairman, Billy Lees declaring that this year’s event will be “…bigger and better than the last.”

Confirmed items include the parade route, the Gala Day’s Queen and Princesses as well as a few other additions.

This year's Gala Day Queen is Cumbernauld High School’s Heather McQueen along with Princesses Heather Perrie and Jenna Beth Meikle, who “…will be escorted by a horse and carriage,” according the Cumbernauld Gala Day Facebook page.

The Gala Day’s Queen and Princesses will head up the Gala parade, which will make its way from Fleming House to Tryst Road, through Central Way, in a blast of colour which promises not to disappoint the crowds.

However, the day will not only comprise of a parade but the usual hussle and bussle of the stalls in Cumbernauld’s Town Hall and Link Community Centre, with local businesses, charities and clubs choosing to set up stall at the event.

It’s hard to believe though that this year’s event will only be the third Gala Day of its kind in Cumbernauld, with the town’s previous Gala Day’s being binned, only to be revised by the Community Forum a little less than four years ago.

Talking to the Cumbernauld News, Cumbernauld Community Forum Chairman Billy Lees said: “This is our third gala day which we hope will be bigger and better than the last - and we hope that the community will come along and enjoy themselves.’’

The event itself will be held on Saturday 14th July, starting at 11am, with live music, stalls, games, sporting displays, face painting and Cookie and Rubie the ponies out in force to bring Cumbernauld together for a day of fun and frolics.