KIRKILISTON Children’s Gala is welcoming a donation over the next two years from local housebuilder Dandara, the developer behind the new homes at Foxhall Gait in the town. The donation will be used to help ensure that this year’s Gala goes ahead following a post-pandemic financial struggle, which has afflicted many small community organised events.
Due to Dandara’s new development, Foxhall Gait, launching in Kirkliston this summer, the developer was pleased to be able to support the community event.
Kirkliston first hosted its Gala Day in 1928 and the hard-working team of volunteers were keen to ensure that the pandemic would not halt this year’s plans. It has traditionally been foregrounded by a week of different fun events and activities known as ‘Civic Week’ before a large concluding Gala day at the end of the week which involves a crowning ceremony with local school pupils being given various ‘court’ roles including Gala Queen and Herald.
Although last year’s Gala was very scaled back due to pandemic restrictions, a fuller rehearsal list and preparations are in place for its return this year on Saturday 26th June.
Housebuilder Dandara East Scotland, was pleased to provide some much-needed support to help ensure that Kirkliston Gala continues as an integral community event despite post pandemic conditions. Its involvement in the community has been active thanks to their new housing development Foxhall Gait, which will see the opening of new family homes in Kirkliston this summer.