Glorious gala day in Lasswade

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Thousands of revellers were treated to scorching sunshine as they enjoyed the 2013 Poltonhall Gala Day, which took place in Bonnyrigg on Sunday.

Gala Committee chairman Sharyn Crombie was delighted that 1,360 children attended the old blaze area at Lasswade High School.

She said: “The event itself ran perfectly. It was fantastic weather for a change, and everyone had a great time.

“Our facebook page was buzzing the next day, and our committee has been overwhelmed by all the nice comments from people. It’s great that people recognise all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. I would like to thank the whole community for coming out on the day.”

Through the sale of wristbands, which allowed children access to attractions on the day, the committee raised £6,800.