Mearns gala season kicks off

Celebrated local band 'The Trybe' will perform next Saturday.
Celebrated local band 'The Trybe' will perform next Saturday.

THE first annual Mearns gala of the 2013 calendar kicks off this weekend in Auchenblae with events beginning on Sunday (May 19).

The village’s week-long gala offers a variety of events, starting with Sunday’s “Kids, Kites & Races” held at the football pitch. This is unique to Auchenblae and has been a tradition now for more than a decade. There will be inexpensive kites for sale or bring along your favourite.

Then we move on to the kiddies’ races where no child goes unrewarded, and finally there’s a friendly football match for anyone who wants to take part: teenagers, men, women and schoolchildren!

Refreshments are available.

Theweek will lead up to the gala day which takes place next Saturday, May 25, and is the culmination of the week’s activities.

The event is run by Auchenblae Community Association and is well supported by villagers and many visitors.