GET YOUR face paint at the ready as Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala returns this weekend. 

The much-anticipated community event is back on Saturday with everyone encouraged to dress up for a music festival theme. 

The day kicks off with a parade from Jubilee Park at 11.15am - there will be a rolling road closure while this takes place - to the Dalgety Bay Sports Centre where the fun and games get underway.

The Royal Party crowning and gala opening ceremony will take place around 11.45am. 

Preparations are in full swing and Katy Stollery, of the gala committee, told the Press: "The team that we have in place, most of us have done seven galas so we’re very excited.

"It’s quite different in the sense that this year we’ve got all these music acts on stage, we’ve managed to secure a line-up of bands to come and play which is brilliant.

"So that’s kind of an added bonus for everybody, a nice free activity. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon."

Dunfermline Press: The gala will take place on Saturday.

To play into the theme of the day, the committee have an amazing array of activities lined up. 

There will be stages for people to enjoy a range of musical acts, throughout the day, the bands/artists will include; Alan Black Ward and Bears with Feathers will be playing on the Slamstand Stage in the food court area while on the Pyramid Stage solo artist Roy Jarvis will perform.

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Woody and the Dogs, a group from Dalgety Bay area, have come back to gig at their local gala. A Beatles tribute band called The Kings of Marigold will also take to the stage.

Cheap Escape, who perform a variety of popular music, will also be supporting the gala.

The headline act this year is Suited and Booted, who are regulars on the local wedding and functions circuit, and to top it all off there will be a performance from Dalgety Bay's answer to ABBA - the Dynamo Divas.

As well as musical artists, there will be big rides in the entertainment zone including a Twister and Miami, as well as teacups and a carousel, an obstacle course, bouncy castle and inflatable play zone. Wristbands are required.

Among the local groups performing will be Geilda’s School of Dance, Gymtasia, Zodiac, Robertson Dance Academy and Dalgety Players.

There will also be community stalls, a shopping village and soft play, messy/sensory play and Crafts with Care for the younger children.

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Katy continued: "There’s something for everybody at this gala! Whether you're two years old - because there are inflatables, soft play and arts and crafts - right up to any age because there are bands to watch and for teenagers, there’s the rides."

And while plans are well underway, there's still time to get involved and help out. 

She added: "We’re really excited, and preparations are going really well. Everybody that runs the gala is a volunteer so we’re so grateful to all the sponsors but equally we would love more people to step forward and help because it gets tougher and tougher every year to keep fundraising and keep delivering.  

"We’re always looking for volunteers, even if they can spare an hour or two then that would be amazing. We’re doing okay but it will never go amiss having a bit more help."

Gala activities will run from noon to 4pm.

For more information on the Gala, visit the Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala Facebook page.

To get in touch about volunteering, message the page or email