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Four days 'til Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:04 GMT on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013.

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Cumbernauld Gala Day 2012 was the biggest yet, and organisers are hoping to out do themselves this year. Image is copyright of Scott Campbell/ Cumbernauld Media.

THERE are only four days left until the biggest event in the Cumbernauld calendar returns.

This Saturday will see a colourful cavalcade pound Cumbernauld’s A8011 Central Way, and onto North Carbrain Road, as Cumbernauld Gala Day kicks off at 11am.

The timing announcement came after the brains behind the Gala Day met for the final time, this week, to arrange the “finishing touches” to this year’s event.   

“The Organising Committee had our final meeting tonight and the finishing touches are being put in place,” a post on the Cumbernauld Gala Day Facebook page declares.

“The parade has been organised to start from Fleming House at 11am with a number of floats, dancers, a pipe band, and with the Gala Queen and Princesses, all acts performing on the stage are in the process of being confirmed, and there are 54 stalls lined up for both inside and outside the New Town Hall.”

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The date of this year’s regatta was announced in February, with Cumbernauld Community Forum Chair, Billy Lees, declaring, in May, that this year’s event would be the “best ever”

Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013 is being held in support of the See Me campaign which has been working with the town’s forum and aims to remove the stigma from mental health issues. Meanwhile, the annual Gala Day is supported by partners Cumbernauld College, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, and Sanctuary Cumbernauld.

This year’s Princesses Megan Nicoll and Louise Stewart Wilson will ably assist Queen Amy O’Neill as the procession snakes between Fleming House and Cumbernauld New Town Hall, from 11am. 

Visitors to the event can also expect to see some good weather, this year, with the Met Office predicting that the weather will be cloudy, with a top temperature of 18C, during the afternoon.

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