Rain not a pain for Grangemouth Children’s Day

Sheena Wright crowns Jayme Smyth at Grangemouth Children's Day
Sheena Wright crowns Jayme Smyth at Grangemouth Children's Day

It takes more than a weekend of wet weather to dampen the spirits of those who attended Grangemouth Children’s Day.

The rain failed to wipe the smiles off the faces of Moray Primary Schools right royal entourage and everyone else who made their way to Zetland Park on Saturday afternoon.

The event’s full procession still went ahead - with parents holding umbrellas over their little ones as they rode along on open topped floats - and crowds lining the streets to see and hear bands and then witness young Jayme Smyth crowned queen by former Moray Primary head teacher Sheena Wright in the park as planned.

After a run of three straight Children’s Days with nice sunny conditions it has inevitable clouds and rain would have to make their presence felt sooner or later.

The arches - a major feature of Children’s Day - were more subdued this year, but those hardy enough to head out on a wet and wild Friday night could still see some sights - including King Kong perched atop the Empire State Building ... in Strowan Road.

For photographs of Grangemouth Children’s Day and more details on the procession, crowning and arches read The Falkirk Herald.