A FUN FILLED day is being promised with thousands of youngsters due to rock up at the Dunfermline Children's Gala this weekend.

One of the best days in the city's social calendar, it will see crowds of primary school children parade down High Street and Bridge Street before arriving at Pittencrieff Park where an afternoon of races, games, entertainment and inflatables is on offer.

Committee chairperson Gaynor Williamson said organisers were looking forward to the big day.

"Everything is well planned and going swimmingly apart from the roadworks and the weather which we don't have control of," she said.

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"I think it is 2,200 kids taking part so that is just the primary age people taking part, there will also be the younger or older siblings and family members who can come later on and get a wristband for themselves.

"We have more than doubled the amount of inflatables and improved the layout after they were so popular last year."

The parade starts at 11am and all primary schools from the city of Dunfermline area will be taking part - with Calaiswood School also in attendance for what is understood to be the first time.

"Everyone is really looking forward to Saturday especially after we were recognised at the Dunfermline Press awards," added Gaynor.

"We absolutely couldn't have done it without the school reps, the parent volunteers and the sponsors so a huge thank you to them."

With the theme of Rock and Pop Stars, those taking part have been invited to dress up as their favourite musical act although this is not compulsory!

Participants are reminded to bring their own water bottles.