Hundreds gather for Rosewell Fun Day

Despite the odd rain shower, last Saturday’s Rosewell Funday Games event was enjoyed by hundreds of revellers - watch our photo montage here.

Laura Mackay, who sits on the funday organising committee, told the Advertiser: “Everyone enjoyed all the free activities. Fortunately, we were able to provide lots of shelter so that the kids could enjoy soft play, fun activities and face painting in the Church Hall. The Tearoom in the Pavilion sold out, raising lots of funds for the Rosewell Tuesday Club and Rosewell Parish Church.

“It was sublime sitting in the Whitehill House Golf Course Pimm’s Tent listening to the Dalkeith Pipe Band, the Ged Hanley Trio and Sonny Dey & the Rainkillerz. Edinburgh artist Richard Demarco coming along to judge the primary school art competition was also a highlight.”

Rosewell Development Trust would like to thank everyone who helped make the day so enjoyable, especially local businesses - K & M Hair Design, Hunter Holiday Cottages, Whitehill House Golf Course, Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions, M & D Superstore and Ferguson Park Garage, plus all the others who volunteered their services. The Trust is also keen to thank both the police and staff at Midlothian Council, without whose help the funday would have had to be cancelled, and also Awards for All Scotland and Midlothian Council for helping to fund the event.

See this week’s Advertiser (August 2) for our picture special