The people of Kincardine turn out in big numbers to enjoy their traditional gala day on Saturday.

They carried on the luck of other West Fife towns and villages this year and enjoyed beautiful sunny conditions for their annual celebration, giving the kids and parents a day to remember.

This year’s gala queen, Jade Conway, was joined by ladies in waiting, a maid of honour, two flower girls and page boys in her royal procession.

The procession made its way from Station Green through the High Street, looping around at Tulliallan school park, where the fair had been set up.

Darren Empson, treasurer at Kincardine Gala Committee, was delighted with the turnout for the day and is already looking ahead to next year.

“It was fantastic,” he said. “We really couldn’t have asked for anything better. We had been a little worried about the weather forecast leading up to the gala day, but the whole week was just fantastic.

“We had gala activities happening all through the week and it was just fantastic from beginning to end.

“We had a shiny new float for our gala queen which was decorated for our royal party.

“We run activities throughout the calendar year, but the gala day is the highlight so we’re absolutely looking forward to next year.”

The Tulliallan Pipe Band, Boys Brigade and Girls Association Band were fortunate enough to join the royal carriage in the procession, leading the way through the town.

The procession also included pupils from the nursery, scout groups and primary school who walked alongside the floats.

“The park was so busy, we had lots of stalls there,” Darren added. “We had performances from the local Boys Brigade and Girls Association Band, the Tulliallan Pipe Band, Alba Performing Arts and Alloa Gymnastics Club – they all held displays for us at the park.

“I’m told we had more in the park this year than last year, which is just brilliant.

“The gala couldn’t have been made possible without people helping out so the Gala Committee would like to thank everybody who helped in any way at all.”