Fraserburgh Gala’s chairperson, Marie Wallace, spoke to us this week ahead of the local event’s return this Friday.
Fraserburgh Gala will, this year, run from July 4 to July 8, primarily based at the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre and North Links, as has been the case in the previous two years.
Mrs Wallace again hopes that the gala committee has been able to provide something for every family to do in Fraserburgh over the course of the long weekend.
“I hope that everybody turns out and sees just how much you can have in Fraserburgh.
“There’s lots of things going on all summer, and this is a good start to the summer holidays,” she told us.
Having taken a lead role in the galas early days, the event having been revived in 2012 following calls from local Fraserburgh and district councillor Michael Watt, Mrs Wallace says that lessons have been learned from the previous galas.
In turn, events have have been altered and tweaked to involve as much families in the area with as little cost to them as is possible.
On Friday, July 4, the gala will begin with a quiz night at the Leisure Centre, starting at 7:30pm. Entry is £10 per team of four.
Saturday will then see the links transformed for the gala’s fun day from 12noon, various local trade stalls and events including a baby show and strongman competition set to entertain crowds. A family fun run will also take place at James Ramsay Park before a disco at the Leisure Centre at 8pm sees out the night.
Events throughout the rest of the gala include a Churches Together Service and two free kids events in the fancy dress and sandcastle competitions.
It’s A Knockout is also set to return to the gala this year, taking place from 11am on July 8.