Cars parade Slamannan and Limerigg in place of cancelled gala day

A convoy of cars toured round both Slamannan and Limerigg as children were cheered on by villagers on what would’ve been their first gala day since 1999.

By Jonathon Reilly
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 12:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 1:27 pm

Dozens of residents headed out into their gardens to wave and make some noise for members of the 2020 Slamannan and Limerigg Gala Day retinue on Saturday.

The Falkirk Herald was there to capture the occasion, which organisers hope will return “bigger, better and stronger” next year after this year’s plans were scuppered by coronavirus.

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Cars containing Slamannan and Limerigg Gala Day retinue members toured the villages on Saturday. Picture: Michael Gillen.

A spokeswoman for the gala day committee said: “We need to thank all the committee members for everything they’ve done over the last year; every single retinue child and parent; the girls that run the community pavilion in Slamannan as they did a load of work; Michael Purcell for the music; Barry Kelly and John Robertson for the pick-up trucks.

“Also, Shelley Ferguson who supplied a gift and keepsake for every retinue child; Pearl Watson who turned the sleigh into a white princess carriage for the queen; our band of volunteers who made everything happen on the day; and the queen Ellie McCourtney who couldn’t get crowned but will always be the 2020 quarantine queen!

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Car parade replaces cancelled Slamannan and Limerigg Gala Day

“We can’t thank all the villagers enough. The place was a sea of colour.”