Cumbernauld’s gala date nears

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 18:47 on 24 June 2015

Cumbernauld Gala Day

13-07-2013 - By Scott Campbell (+44) 0774 296 870 - Cumbernauld Gala Day, 2013, at Cumbernauld New Town Hall; Cumbernauld Community Forum rollerband stand.
Cumbernauld Community Forum organise Cumbernauld Gala Day. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

ORGANISERS behind Cumbernauld Gala Day have unveiled the final line-up for stage acts as the countdown to the annual community regatta hits three days.

Cumbernauld Gala Day will take place this Saturday (27th June), with a number of activities set to be going on throughout the day in the New Town Hall, its car park, as well as the adjoining Central Health Centre car park.

A plethora of carnival games and funfair rides will adorn the car park of the Central Health Centre, while a variety of local businesses, groups and organisations set to take out stalls in both the Town Hall and in its outside car park.

The event’s main stage will take its usual prominent position in the middle of the New Town Hall’s car park, while a café will offer a selection of cold and hot drinks and snacks. 

As the event draws closer it has also been confirmed by the event’s organisers that all of the proceeds raised from the annual gala will go, this year, to help rebuilding works in Nepal, after the region suffered two major earthquakes, earlier this year. 

Meanwhile, the acts who will grab their mics, strum their strings and dazzle attendees have also been announced, with a wide selection of bands, groups and solo artists ready to take to the stage of what organisers hope will be the biggest gala day to date.

Bill Penn will fill what has become his usual slot, between 11.30am, until 12noon, when this year’s Gala Queen will crowned on stage by the Vice Principal of New College Lanarkshire, Tom Dodds. 

After 12noon, a number of other acts, including the Joan MacVicar Dance School, Steps Ahead Dance Academy, JUMP Gymnastics Club and Bollywood dancers Move Your Body will take to the stage.

Organised by a sub-committee of Cumbernauld Community Forum, the annual Gala Day extravaganza is pulled together by a number of high-profile and hard-working local community groups, such as the Rotary Club, Keep Calm Events, Hope Community Garden, Cumbernauld Gardening Club and many more. 

The event is sponsored by corporate partners too, including the Cumbernauld campus of New College Lanarkshire, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Water and Sanctuary Cumbernauld.