A great day out for all the family

Templehall Gala queen Kelice Peebles with the winner of Templehall's Got Talent, 12-year-old singer Sheree Samson.
Templehall Gala queen Kelice Peebles with the winner of Templehall's Got Talent, 12-year-old singer Sheree Samson.
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CROWDS turned out to enjoy a fun-filled programme at Templehall Gala on Saturday.

The event, now in its fourth year, offered even more attractions than previous years.

Kelice Peebles, gala queen, and Rebecca McMorine, her lady in waiting, led the procession from Beauly Place in a horse drawn cart to the event site on Fair Isle Road, accompanied by a military guard from the Royal Artillery.

Following a brief opening ceremony, people were treated to a special showcase by 13-year-old dancer Rhiannon More.

As well as fairground rides, face painting, and children’s races, the event climax was the much anticipated final of Templehall’s Got Talent.

Seven finalists performed their acts and were judged by a panel led by Councillor Neil Crooks with the 2012 title being awarded to Sheree Samson. The runner-up was Wendy Mackie.

The 105th Regiment of the Royal Artillery provided an impressive display which included a paintball range, military ambulance and a ‘light gun’.

Other attractions included a bike stunt team, quad bikes, balloon modelling and the opportunity to soak local MSP David Torrance who volunteered for the stocks.

He said: “It was a well organised event and I would like to thank the gala committee and Fife Council’s CLD team in Kirkcaldy for the amount of effort they put in.

“I would encourage more people to become part of the gala committee to ensure its continued success.”

Gail Knox of the organising committee said: “We’re delighted this year’s gala was such a success with around 2000 people attending.”