Rain doesn’t dampen gala spirit

Yachts on the Tay on Monday as part of Broughty Ferry Gala Week.

Yachts on the Tay on Monday as part of Broughty Ferry Gala Week.

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BROUGHTY Gala Week opened on Sunday with the ever popular Gala Fete on Castle Green, writes Scott Lorimer.

The looming rain held off and the attractions drew large crowds.

Events on offer included a barbecue, traditional games, a children’s fancy dress, live Scottish music from Gleadhraich and carnival amusements.

The Radio Tay Roadshow provided entertainment with a number of local acts throughout the afternoon.

Sausages, Arbroath Smokies and strawberries were on the menu all through the day.

Face painting, a bungee run, water inflatable bubbles and fortune telling all proved very popular activities.

As part of Broughty Ferry gala week sand sculputes are always popular. Unfortunately it poured with rain on Monday but that didn't deter the youngsters who were still creative with a giant shoe complete with laces in this picture.

As part of Broughty Ferry gala week sand sculputes are always popular. Unfortunately it poured with rain on Monday but that didn't deter the youngsters who were still creative with a giant shoe complete with laces in this picture.

Throughout the week different events have been planned for each day, including the children’s pavement artist competition, a treasure hunt and various tasting sessions in the evenings in the Ferry’s many pubs.

Another favourite making its return was the children’s window guessing competition with 60 Broughty Ferry businesses taking part. There is a £50 prize for the winner along with runners-up prizes.

On the final day of Gala Week, on Sunday, Broughty Ferry’s secret gardens are set to throw open their doors.

Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to follow the Secret Garden Trail between 1 and 4 p.m. Some gardens are more secret than others, some are always open to the public, others are hidden behind gates or a wall but all deserve a visit.

Garden Trail maps are available from Broughty Ferry Library, Hotel Broughty Ferry and from participating gardens.

Free refreshments will be available at Barnhill Rock Garden and at 3a Forthill Drive Secret Garden.

Each year the gala committee and The Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association, use funds generated during Gala Week to benefit the community, and to support local charities and organisations.