Gorebridge Children’s Gala Day

Where: Gorebridge, Midlothian - parade starting at Gorebridge Bowling Club and Crowning at Gore Glen complex.
When: 3rd Saturday in June
Time: 12.30 Parade, Crowning 1pm



Gorebridge is the setting for an annual Gala founded ninety years ago and similar to the events at Loanhead and Newtongrange (see separate articles). On Gala Day, the child King and Queen, and members of their court comprising about 50 children, lead a motorcade around the village accompanied by massed bands . On arrival at the playing fields, the Crowning Ceremony takes place followed by entertainments throughout the afternoon. A week-long programme of events and entertainments lead up to the Gala Day itself.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Saturday June 16th.

In the event of poor weather the Crowning takes place in the Church.

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For a detailed history of the event, read Alan McLaren’s “The History of Midlothian’s Festivals” available fromwww.loanheadgaladay.co.uk

Photo by Alan McLaren.

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