Concern for future of Gala Parade

The Angus Centre For Performing Arts was just one of the groups taking part in the Carnoustie Gala Day Float Parade, which last year had a Western theme.
The Angus Centre For Performing Arts was just one of the groups taking part in the Carnoustie Gala Day Float Parade, which last year had a Western theme.

Carnoustie Gala Committee are urging the town’s groups to help safeguard the future of the annual Gala Parade.

Each year on Gala Day decorated floats on trucks and walking floats parade through the town as the opening event for the Gala itself at Carnoustie House Grounds.

Now Carnoustie Gala Committee are concerned that the spectacle is under threat.

A spokesperson for the committee said: “Over the past few years, there has been a marked decline in the number of organisations taking part in the Gala Day parade.

“The parade, with the decorated floats plays a very important part in Carnoustie Gala Day, providing an excellent start to the Gala Day celebrations, and is a really great entertainment for residents and visitors alike.

“Additionally, the collections on the route bring in around £1,000 which, along with other monies raised, is distributed to local good causes.

“The Gala Committee is concerned that a continuing decline in numbers could mean the end of the Gala Day Float parade.

“The Gala Committee is appealing to any organisation, business, club, etc. who would like to take part in this year’s parade to contact Mary Bushnell on 01241 854499 or Ed Oswald 01241 859876.”