Maybole celebrated its annual gala day in brilliant
sunshine on Sunday, June 20. Maybole Pipe Band led the traditional
parade from Carrick Academy to Glebe Park. They were followed by
members of the Maybole Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland,
the royal party, VIPs and several very colourful walking groups from
schools and organisations in the town.
At the Glebe Park, David Kiltie introduced the
dignitaries and the gala was officially opened by Councillor Marie
Low then Robert McEwan crowned King of Carrick by Cathy Jamieson MSP
and Alix Anderson was crowned Queen by Adam Ingram MSP. The young
king and queen are both pupils of Cairn Primary, and their
attendants were Chris Parkin and Rebecca McBride of Gardenrose
Primary, and Zak Roy and Ciera Campbell of St Cuthbert’s Primary.
Sandra Osborne MP presented gifts to all of them to
mark their special day. Also attending the event were Councillors
Ann Galbraith and Sandra Goldie and all of the VIPs had a difficult
choice in judging the best walking group and the various fancy dress
Magic Malky then took over as master of ceremonies
and soon had the young people joining in the fun with the older
folks sitting enjoying the sun and smiling along with Malky’s
Musical entertainment was provided by Maybole Pipe
Band, the Tuesday Night Girls and dancing by pupils of the Chi-Kaz
School of Dance, Maybole Majorettes and Dance School, the Aileen
Robertson School of Highland Dancing, and the Y Group.
With more stalls than in some previous years, the
organising committee of Maybole Community Association were extremely
pleased with how the day had gone. With almost a brand new committee
having to be formed they felt that all their hard work was
worthwhile. They would like to thank everyone who took part in
making sure the gala ran so well.