Monday, 3 June 2013

Gala Day Success

On Saturday it was our local Gala Day.


Each year the Boys' Brigade takes part in the parade, and each year the Boys' Brigade leaders take their float building quite seriously, starting work on the floats back at Easter time. The hard work pays off as every year for the last 6 years they have won first prize for the best float. (You can see last year's Golden Jubilee themed float here)


This year the theme set by the Gala committee was 'Heroes' and so the Boys' Brigade chose to build models of emergency vehicles.


The parade is always led by one of the local pipe bands.

Second in the parade are the little Gala queens and their attendants, who were pulled along by a rather splendid, and rather clean looking tractor.
The group who win first prize are given the honour of marching next in the parade and so the Boys' Brigade and their emergency vehicles were next.
David was one of the firemen at the front. Their Brigade Captain was dressed as Florence Nightingale.


James and Calum were the two Lifeboatmen.
When the parade had stopped we were able to get some close ups.
The lifeboatmen and their authentic looking lifeboat.


The police car.


My fireman standing beside his fire engine, and behind him is the army tank.


Of course this little man had to have a wee shot inside the lifeboat too!


To finish off, here is a wee clip of the front half of the gala parade. You can see those emergency vehicles marching past in all their glory.





  1. Excellent floats AGAIN!!! I'm really enjoying seeing what they come up with each year on your blog.

  2. Looks like a fun filled day! Very good floats that the boys brigade designed!


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