Ballantrae’s plans for spectacular gala week will not disappoint you

The Ballantrae Gala Queen this year is Lucy Cosslett and the Gala King will be Malcolm Boag. Attendants are Erin Stevenson and Lauren Bradshaw and Page boys are Euan Shearer and Ryan McIlwraith.

The crowning will take place in Ballantrae Hall on Friday 14th June at 7pm. There will be entertainment, refreshments and raffle

Ballantrae Gala Week will start on Saturday 29th June with the John Boyd Memorial Fishing Competition at Ballantrae beach. This will be organised by Robert McIlwraith, Tel 01465 831431 for more details or keep an eye in local press.

On Monday 1st July the Car Treasure Hunt will start at Kings Arms Hotel. Staggered starts from 6.30pm to 7.00pm.

From Tuesday 2nd July to Friday 5th July, is the Football Competition sponsored by McCulloch Rail, with the final taking place on Friday 5th July immediately after the floats. For more details contact Gordon McIlwraith on 01465 831506.

Fancy dress and Parade of floats will start at 6pm in recreational field. We had a fabulous turnout for this last year with 10 floats and lots of fancy dress and look forward to the same support this year.

Gala Day will be on Saturday 6th July from 1pm to 4pm in recreational field. There will be stalls, beer tent, tea tent, bungee trampolines, bouncy castles/slides, car boot, pet parade, sports, and a demonstration which has still to be confirmed. There will be trophy tug o war, raffle, clown and much more is planned. Keep an eye in the local press for more details of new events. For more details or to book a stall/car boot, please contact Claire Erskine on 07742246827.

In the evening the Annual Family Barn Dance at Kings Arms Farm starts at 7pm. Music this year is from a Stranraer Band, MI5. They have come highly recommended. Please remember that this is a family event and anyone thought to have over indulged will be refused entry. As was the case last year there will be doormen at entrance. This is a hugely popular event now enjoyed by all ages and we appreciate the respect shown to Andrew and Fiona MacLean over the past few years, who work hard to prepare the barn and who, along with Robert Dalrymple, allow us to use this property.

On Sunday the Bowler/Non Bowler Louise Knox Memorial Cup, sponsored by Gordon McIlwraith, Fishmonger starts at 1pm at Ballantrae Bowling Green. Another great day popular with people of all ages. Bar, refreshments and raffle available.

On Sunday evening the Rev Stephen Ogston brings the Gala Week to a close with a Concert of Praise at Ballantrae Church at 7pm.

Ballantrae Gala would like to thank everyone for all their support over the years. Our Gala gets bigger and better every year thanks to the help from our community and all the people who turn out to support the gala, from the community to much further afield. Fingers crossed for dry weather and we hope to see you all at some point over the Gala week. We can also be found on Facebook under Ballantrae Village Gala Week.over-indulged