Biggar Gala Day

Where: Biggar - Crowning at Municipal Hall
When: 2nd Saturday in June
Time: All day - Crowning 10.30 am, Procession 10.45

 

On this day,the Fleming Queen is crowned amid much ceremony and gorgeous costumes at Biggar – she’s named after Mary Fleming who was an attendant of Mary Queen of Scots and whose family lived nearby. The coronation ceremony immediately precedes the procession of floats which leaves from the Municipal Hall to perambulate the town, and the Prize Giving takes place at the Corn Exchange at 11.30. Then there’s a big party all afternoon at the show field! The week leading up to Gala Day is known as Gala Week and a Ride-out also takes place on the first  Sunday of Gala Week from the Municipal Hall at 1pm, following the local boundaries with pipe bands, horses & riders and plenty to see.

Helpful Hints

In 2016 it will take place on Saturday 11th June with the Riding on the 5th.

Clickhere for more info : http://clyde-valley.com/biggar/traditions.htm

and here : http://www.biggarwebcam.co.uk/

and here for the Facebook page with details of timings etc : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Biggar-Gala-Week/271693219649735


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