We attended our first Newtongrange Gala this year. A gala is similar to a fair/parade/festival kind of event. I’ve been told most of the local villages have something similar.

We first went up and watched the parade. This was started with a pipe band followed by the nobility. It was basically dressed up cars with the kings, queens, court, etc. This was followed by the local ROTC equivelant, a horse drawn carriage, some local groups, and finally another pipe band.

It was a fairly small parade, but then it’s a fairly small village. Everything culminated in the local village park where there were carnival rides, cotton candy, food booths, a few local arts and craft booths, etc. It made for a afternoon out.

Here is a short video of the Glencorse Pipe Band at the end of the parade.