All set for Dalkeith Festival

Winners of Dalkeith's Got Talent.
Winners of Dalkeith's Got Talent.

The 2011 Dalkeith Festival gets under way this Saturday, when locals and visitors alike will gather to celebrate and enjoy an exciting programme of entertainment and events.

A parade, led by St David’s Brass Band and Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band, will set off from the country park at 1pm, making its way along the High Street, en route to King’s Park.

Dignitaries involved will include the elected representatives for Dalkeith – Alex Bennett, Craig Statham and Margot Russell.

The festival will be opened by the breakdancing winners of this year’s Dalkeith’s Got Talent competition – Lewis Chalmers, Ross Patterson and Shiraz Mohammad (pictured) – in a ceremony taking place at 2pm.

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