Denny and Dunipace set for 2015 gala day

Denny Gala queen Rowan Fraser, centre, back row, with the royal party for this year's event on Saturday. Picture: Michael Gillen
Denny Gala queen Rowan Fraser, centre, back row, with the royal party for this year's event on Saturday. Picture: Michael Gillen

Organisers will be praying for dry weather and parents will be busy preparing their children’s outfits for one of the biggest annual community events in the district.

The 2015 Denny and Dunipace Gala Day takes place on Saturday, and hopes are high it can match the success of last year’s outing, which was the first in more than a decade.

The event will begin with the traditional parade through Denny town centre towards Herbertshire Castle Park in Dunipace.

Participants should assemble at Westfield Park, home of Dunipace Juniors, at 10.30 a.m. with the procession moving off at 11 a.m. along Stirling Street.

The day will be declared open at noon by local author Alan Gillies. Gala queen Rowan Fraser will be crowned at 12.30 p.m. by Christine Bell, a well-known environmental activist from Denny.

There will be a variety of stalls to browse, fun and games for kids to enjoy, and a range of live entertainment.

A free park and ride service will operate at Denny High School from 10 a.m.-5.30 p.m., ferrying passengers from the school to the Gala Park and back.