Sun shines brightly for Broughty Gala Day

BROUGHTY Ferry resembled a slice of the French Riviera at the weekend, when residents enjoyed another glorious gala day.

By quarter to 12, most of the parking spaces at the waterfront had been taken, and parking in the rest of the town rapidly filled out as families turned out in their hundreds to enjoy the festivities.

The Gala Day provided the jumping off point for an entire week’s worth of events in the town, and was as ever, a well organised spectacle.

There were carnival rides for the children, a jewellery tent from Shoanna Design, a fortune teller and a stall raising money for the St Stephen’s Steeple Fund.

Live music was provided on a grand stage by Tay FM, and also featured live music from singer-song writer Carrie Mac.

Events taking place this week to celebrate gala week included a family fun night on the Castle Green on Tuesday, and pavement art on Wednesday morning outside Marks & Spencer on Brook Street.

Throughout the week there was a five-a-side football tournament, and the finals will take place tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. on the Esplanade pitches.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Gala Week car boot sale in the Esplanade car park from 10 a.m. and the Gala in the Garden event will take place in Barnhill Rock Garden between noon and 4 p.m.

The Gala will conclude on Sunday, with events including Broughty Ferry’s own version of the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ at the Hotel Broughty Ferry between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. with valuations provided by auctioneers Curr and Dewar.