VIDEO: Big build-up to Newtongrange event

A week of events to celebrate Newtongrange Children’s Gala Day kicks off on Sunday with a fancy dress parade through the village.

Now in its 101st year, the gala on Saturday June 14 is the highlight of the year in Newtongrange and keenly anticipated by locals and visitors.

Newtongrange Gala Day

Newtongrange Gala Day

In the build-up to the big day, a week of events starts with a fancy dress parade and It’s a Knockout in Newtongrange Welfare Park from 11.30am on Sunday.

On Monday, the Silver Band is in concert at the Dean Tavern from 7pm. A children’s disco and magic show takes place on Tuesday at 6pm at Newbattle Community Centre.

On Wednesday, a family quiz and disco night will be held at the Dean Tavern from 7pm. A treasure hunt takes place at Newtongrange Welfare Park from 7pm on Thursday. On Friday evening from 7pm a full dress rehearsal for the gala day takes place at Newbattle High School.

Then on Saturday the gala day itself is at Newtongrange Welfare Park, preceded by a cavalcade and parade through the village from 11am.

In our video Newtongrange Community Council chairman Jason Ferry makes a presentation to last year’s Newtongrange Gala Day Queen for the centenary year - Maura Dower.

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