Barr’s Gala Day fun

Fell Race Junior winners
Fell Race Junior winners

It seemed as if anybody who was anybody was in Barr Village for its recent Gala Day.

Look hard enough and you might have spotted Sean Connery, Judy Murray, Nicola Benedetti, Rob Roy, Oor Wullie, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Queen of Scots - to name but a few.

The Primary School brought the past and present to life as they depicted Scotlands heroes - how many can you spot?

The Primary School brought the past and present to life as they depicted Scotlands heroes - how many can you spot?

For the theme of this year’s Gala Day, held in sunshine throughout, was “Scottish Heroes” and the Primary School in particular did a great job of bringing the past to life with a tremendous portrayal of great Scots past and present.

The day kicked off with the traditional race over Auchensoul Fell for all ages before the Maybole Pipe Band led the parade to the crowning of the Gala Queen and the afternoon’s entertainment including Fabulous Fraser’s magical antics, Bunny Love’s petting corner, various stalls, Mystic tarot, dippy ducks, the Pet show at the Pot, teas and bowler’s burgers all made a fab fun day!

Well done to the army of volunteers who worked so hard to make the Gala a great success.

Maybole Pipe Band led the parade round the village

Maybole Pipe Band led the parade round the village

Hubble Bubble toil and trouble! - Barr Quilters enacted a scene from the 'Scottish Play'

Hubble Bubble toil and trouble! - Barr Quilters enacted a scene from the 'Scottish Play'

Ready for the off - the Junior Fell Race gets underway.

Ready for the off - the Junior Fell Race gets underway.

Senior racers with their prizes.

Senior racers with their prizes.