Gala Coronation as the countdown to the big Bay day is under way

Gala Coronation as the countdown to the big Bay day is under way

It’s not long now to Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala and so the Royal Coronation Party has officially kicked of proceedings for this year’s imminent  ‘Pirate and Princess’ themed event.


The Gala Committee members are delighted to formally announce The Royal Party for this year’s Gala:

Queen – Jennifer O’Neill, P7, Donibristle Primary School
King – Fraser Cranston, P6, Donibristle Primary School
Duchess – Anna Birrell, P5 Donibristle Primary School
Duke – Harry Dingwall, P4, Donibristle Primary School
Countess – Ellie Macleod, P4 Dalgety Bay Primary School
Earl – Liam Skinner, P3 Dalgety Bay Primary School
Princess – Ruby Smith, P2, Donibristle Primary School
Princess – Yasmine McLeod, P1, Dalgety Bay Primary School
Prince – Charlie Henderson, P1, Dalgety Bay Primary School

A formal Coronation ceremony took place take place on Sunday 14th May at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, to officially Crown each of the Royal Party ahead of the Dalgety Bay & Hillend Gala taking place  on Saturday 10th June.

The Crowning of the Royal Party was presented by one of the Relay for Life organisers David Quinn, winner of the Timms Trophy. Each child received their official robe and were presented with either a crown or tiara.

The Royal Party’s role is to lead the Parade for the Gala which this year kicks off at 11am from Jubilee Park before officially opening the Gala at 12pm at Dalgety Bay Sports Centre.

Zara Napier, co-chair of Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala said: “The Royal Party is such an important part of the Gala tradition, and so we were keen to make this a special occasion.

“We were really impressed with the level of entries from both local schools to be in the Royal Party and it was a tough job picking the final group. We hope they will have a day to remember!”.

The event, which is designed to be a family occasion, was great fun for the local children with bouncy castles, a kids disco, and a selection of food and drink along with appearances from our mascots Dalgety Dog and Bayley Bear.

The committee also announced the poster winner, Madeline Reid aged 10 from Donibristle Primary School, whose poster will be on the front of the programme.

The Timms Trophy is awarded each year to a person or persons in recognition of their outstanding community service to the town. It is chosen by the Dalgety Bay and Hillend Community Council.

In the photo which was kindly taken by local photographer, from L-R are:  Back row: Countess, Ellie Macleod, P4 Dalgety Bay Primary, Duchess, Anna Birrell, P5 Donibristle Primary, Queen Jennifer O’Neill, P7 Donibristle Primary, King, Fraser Cranston, P6 Donibristle Primary, Duke Harry Dingwall, P4 Donibristle.

Front row: Princess Yasmine Mcleod, P1 Dalgety Bay Primary, Prince, Charlie Henderson, P1 Dalgety Bay Primary, Princess, Ruby Smith, P2 Donibristle Primary.

Missing on the day: Earl Liam Skinner, P3 Dalgety Bay Primary.

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