Templehall Gala hailed a success despite the rain

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Organisers have hailed Saturday’s Templehall Gala a success and said spirits were not dampened despite bouts of rain.

A good crowd turned out for the annual event, held at Fair Isle Road, with the street parade being led by the gala princesses Stephanie Brodie and Nicola Scott, chauffeur driven in a limousine, followed by the Langtoun Twirlettes, Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band, local councillors and supporters.

Templehall Gala. PICS: FPA

Templehall Gala. PICS: FPA

Opening the event was councillor Neil Crooks who was assisted by Stephanie and Nicola.

Kevin Robertson of Kirkcaldy area locality support team, which organised the day along with the local voluntary committee, told The Press: “We had a great day despite the Scottish weather.

“Some of our programme had to be tweaked, however the crowds seemed to enjoy the wide variety of attractions and entertainments.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers, the local organising group, Council staff, stall holders, food vendors and showmen for pulling together to make the day a great success.”

The organising group are especially grateful to this year’s key sponsors: The Fife Group, Charley’s Bar, and Templehall Gym.

The final of ‘Oor Toon’s Got Talent’ was won by a singer 12-year-old Jack Wallace, who was accompanied on guitar by Bryce Sullivan. The duo lifted this year’s trophy along with the winning prize of £200.

Councillor Neil Crooks said: “Thousands turned out over the five hours of the gala and we had a superb family event.

“Like last year we had some showers although they were fewer and less heavy. The sun shone as the ‘Oor Toons Got Talent’ contest got underway.”

He added: “I want to thank the many sponsors, the committee and the Council staff who show real dedication to the Templehall community event year on year and deserve all of the praise and congratulations which come their way.”