A sunny Saturday full of fun

New Gilston Gala Day 2014
New Gilston Gala Day 2014

Following a hugely successful Leven Civic Week, youngsters took to the beach for the very first sandcastle competition.

The event was organised by the Civic Week committee, and thanks to its success, it is now set to become a permenant fixture on the annual Civic week celebratory calendar.

Leven Civic Week sandcastle competition on Leven Beach

Leven Civic Week sandcastle competition on Leven Beach

Linda Allardyce, committee member, said: “We were delighted with the way the sandcastle competition went. The weather was lovely and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

“It’s the first time we have ever attempted this and we will definitely hold the event again next year.”

A total of 18 children - and two very competitive dads! - took part, and Andrew McCallion, Bailey Hoey, Sean Dean, Sean Barker and Keira Stephen were declared winners in the junior section.

There was also plenty of fun to be had at the New Gilston Gala on Saturday.

The event was kicked off with the fancy dress parade, led by Gala King and Queen Jake Langlands and Libby Smith, who also carried out a number of ‘Royal Duties’ including handing out the prizes for many of the competitons and the raffle.

On the day, there were bouncy castles, face painting, sports races, tombola, dog show and home baking.

Kirsty MacLeod from the organising committee said: “It was really good and we had an excellent crowd with loads of local supporters. The kids all had a great time.”

Competition winners as follows: Zak Foster, finger painting; Jude Graham, peg doll ‘Indiana Jones’; Daisy Graham, edible carving ‘PACMAN’; Jake Langlands, Commonwealth montage; and Diane Penrith, Commonwealth cake.

For more pictures, see this week’s East Fife Mail.