STEELEND was full of smiles for its annual gala last weekend.

The sun didn’t have its hat on but fortunately there was no rain to cloud the day.

The village enjoyed a cracking day of entertainment thanks to the gala committee who work all year to put on a show.

A traditional parade kicked off the events followed by the crowning of the gala queen Talia Davies, page boy Stefan Davies and princess Evie Gunn. Entertainment for the day was free and was enjoyed by all 300 locals who turned out in force.

Michelle Paterson, chair of the Steelend Gala Committee, said: “It was a fantastic day and we only had a couple of showers, so we were over the moon!

“It was great to have the afternoon in the park this year, we normally have to use the car park because it’s too wet.

“I think that added to the community spirit because everything was all together.

“The kids certainly had lots of activities to keep them busy.”

The gala day entertainment included inflatables with plenty of bouncy castles and ball pools to choose from. Traditional fun fair activities were on offer as well as demonstrations from local groups, including a performance from drumming band ‘Sambangra’.

The Steelend musicians have been in demand recently and performed at the popular Carfest festival in Cheshire.

Michelle added: “I would like to thank the committee for all their hard work throughout the year.

“If it wasn’t for them there wouldn’t be much for the kids during the year.

“Fife Council also gave us a grant of £1,500 for the day which was very kind, and I would like to thank local lady Sandra Sherratt for opening the gala.”