Excitement builds as Cumbernauld Gala Day is only eight days away

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:32 BST on Friday 6th July 2012.

Cumbernauld’s community excitement is beginning to stir up as the town’s Gala Day fast approaches.

There are only eight days until Cumbernauld’s third Gala Day consumes Cumbernauld’s North Carbrain Road, Central Way, Link Centre and New Town Hall.

The event, which was revived by the Cumbernauld Community Forum will see Gregg McClymont, MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East open the event and crown the Gala’s Queen and Princesses.

The event, to be held next Saturday (14th July), will see events such as live music, stalls, games, sporting displays, face painting and Cookie and Rubie the ponies.

The day’s finale will culminate with the Gala Day parade, where the Gala’s Queen and Princesses will be paraded through Cumbernauld’s Central Way, in a horse drawn carriage procession of colour and music.

This year's Gala Day Queen is Cumbernauld High School’s Heather McQueen along with Princesses Heather Perrie and Jenna Beth Meikle.

Promoting the day’s event through the group’s Facebook page, one of the Gala’s organisers published the ‘Cumbernauld Gala Day’ poem.

Come along to have a ball,

You can start by climbing the climbing wall.

There is the Gala Café or BBQ,

So when it’s time to eat there’s a choice of two.


There are sumo suits to have a brawl,

Or peruse many goods in the Gala’s Stall Hall.

Football goals to show your skill,

Any other activities designed to thrill.


Free face painting for the whole fam-i-lee,

And the little ones can a ride a Party Ponee.

There are fair ground rides and much more to see,

Cumbernauld Gala Day is the place to be.

The event will begin at 11am, and will spread across Cumbernauld’s Town Hall and Link Centre.