A medal-winning gala in Kinghorn

Kinghorn Gala King and Queen Dylan Ritchie (11) and Nicola Kelter (11)
Kinghorn Gala King and Queen Dylan Ritchie (11) and Nicola Kelter (11)

kinghorn staged a medal-winning Gala day on Sunday, with the crowning of the King and Queen, a big fancy dress parade and lots of family fun.

It kicked off with the crowning ceremony of the Royal party, with Councillors Susan Leslie and George Kay, David Torrance MSP and Lord Provost Jim Leishman.

This was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial then a tea party for the Royal party, their families, committee members, dignitaries and Rev Jim Reid and his wife Marion from Kinghorn Parish Church.

The fancy dress parade, on the theme of the Olympics, was judged by the minister and his wife, while Mr Leishman gave out the prizes.

The village’s Brownie pack took first place, and the whole parade, including the addition of Cowdenbeath Majorettes, walked through the streets to the community centre.

Burntisland Pipe Band led the parade which was ablaze with red, white and blue costumes including synchronized swimmers, equestrians and Team GB.

The afternoon’s entertainment had lots of bouncy castles and Gary James the magician to keep the youngsters amused.

Annie Crow, chairman of the gala committee, said: “Everyone had a great time and went home very tired.

‘‘The committee were thrilled with the response to the new format of the gala, with the crowning on the same day as the parade.”

Events still to come include a pram-friendly treasure hunt today (Thursday) starting from the Lifeboat station at 6.30 p.m.; a best dressed teddy competition for pre school and nursery children at 11.30 a.m. in the church hall tomorrow.

Thre is also a sold-out band night at The Carousel tomorrow night; and a Gala party night at the community centre on Saturday from 7.00 p.m., for which there are still some tickets.