YOUNG pop and rock stars are set to take over the city centre for the annual Dunfermline Children's Gala in June.

With the popular calendar fixture returning on Saturday, June 22, organisers have revealed it will have a musical theme.

Youngsters can dress up as their favourite pop star, rock act – or even a musical instrument – to parade down Dunfermline High Street and into Pittencrieff Park for an afternoon of fun and games.

Gala committee chairperson Gaynor Williamson is looking forward to seeing an array of imaginative outfits on show.

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"Last year the theme was cities and each school had a different one so this is a departure from that," she said. "We thought we would keep the same theme for everyone.

"You don't need to have a costume to take part though and costumes don't need to be new. It is meant to be fun - it doesn't require people to go and buy costumes.

"We are expecting the same, if not more people. We will have more inflatables this year - last year there were big amounts of queues so we have increased the number of inflatables."

The committee are hoping that all 16 Dunfermline primary schools will take part including Calaiswood who are working to get to necessary school reps and volunteers needed.

Some schools are still in need of additional school reps while parent volunteers will be needed to help out on the door too.

Popular gala fundraiser Wheels in the Park will make a return in April to help with vital funds needed to ensure its continuation.

"This hasn't run since covid," added Gaynor. "It is any kind of wheels, it could be a bike, roller skates, a scooter. It will be done in the Glen and in Duloch Park. People can go to the website and sign up for that."

Donations and sponsorships are also being sought to help.

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Gaynor continued: "We are looking to the future. Last year we had a brand new committee and it went very, very well. We are looking to keep this going. Since covid it has been difficult so we are looking for sponsorship and donations."

Anyone interesting in providing sponsorship is asked to email the committee on

Tickets, priced at £3, are due to go on sale in May and will be available through school reps.