Winchburgh community set to celebrate the return of the gala

The Winchburgh Children's Gala is making a return after a two-year break caused by the Covid pandemic, with a packed schedule of family fun and entertainment.

By Kevin Quinn
Friday, 17th June 2022, 2:39 pm

The gala has been a feature of the historic mining village for over 85 years and organisers kept the tradition alive during lockdowns by crowning the Gala Queen in a private family ceremony at Duntarvie Castle.

The events take place from Sunday (June 19) to Saturday, June 25, with the highlight being on the final day, featuring the crowning of the 2022 Gala Queen followed by a parade around Winchburgh with over 250 children, the community growers, Winchburgh Wombles, the football club, bands and many more.

The event has been supported by Winchburgh Developments Ltd. Penny Lochhead, community engagement manager, said: “We are delighted to be the main supporters for this year’s Winchburgh Children’s Gala. It has been great to support and take part in the return of this event and it is exciting to have the community come together for a week of celebrations, as it continues to expand and grow.”

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The last full Winchburgh Gala, in 2019.

Yvonne Ledgerwood, Winchburgh Children’s Gala volunteer committee member, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring back the Winchburgh Children’s Gala to the village. It has been fantastic to see the local community and businesses come together in preparation for the gala and we are looking forward to a week of celebrations to mark this occasion.

“We would like to thank Winchburgh Developments Ltd for their continued support and for helping us make this year’s gala a celebration to remember.”​​​​​​​

Winchburgh Gala 2019.