The 82nd Broughty Ferry Gala Day kicks off on Sunday, June 29, signalling the start of the seaside town’s long established and ever popular Gala Week, which runs until Sunday, July 6.
The day sees people descend on Castle Green to enjoy some good old fashioned family fun including the children’s fancy dress competition, pipe band parade, live music, Radio Tay Roadshow, traditional fete games, fresh food from local suppliers, fairground attractions and, for the grown ups, the beer tent.
Entry to the fete is free but a bucket collection and fund-raising activities raise money which is donated to local charities such as The Lifeboat, Age Concern, St Andrew’s Ambulance, YMCA and the Scouts. Any surplus will go towards the purchase of additional Christmas light displays.
Gerry Stewart, chair of The Broughty Ferry Community Gala Committee, said: “A fantastic amount of thought and work has gone into organising this years events, so we are confident that this year’s gala week will be one of the best ever.
“We want to see plenty of people coming to the Ferry.”
The week continues with the now legendary window spotting competition where members of The Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association display an article in their windows which they do not sell. The object is for young people (under-14) to discover what the ‘odd’ article is.
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