Will the sun shine for Forfar Gala Day?

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THE weather wasn’t too kind for the first stage of the annual Forfar Gala Week, with wet weather hitting the area on Sunday past, the date for the Music in the Myre event.

Fingers will be firmly crossed that conditions improve for this coming weekend, with activities planned for both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, starting at 10 am., there will be a charity family fun run around Forfar Loch.

The entry fee is £5 with all proceeds going to the Scoliosis Association UK.

There will be medals for all runners.

There are also a number of activities planned for the Myre green on the Saturday afternoon.

A dog show will get underway from 1 pm, with registration from 12 noon, while the Rotary Club of Forfar is staging a car boot sale.

In addition there will be a display of classic motorbikes and cars.

The main gala day programme for Sunday, June 24 will see events getting underway from 12 noon. Main ring entertainment will be provided by Forfar and District Pipe Band, the Liz Low Highland Dancers and the Celtic rock band Gleadraich, while there will be TaeKwon-Do, kick-boxing and fire and rescue demonstrations.

In addition, there will be a tug o’ war competition and a balloon race, while surrounding the main ring there will be a variety of stalls for people to visit and support.

The nearby Guide Hall will play host to a FairTrade fashion show, while an outdoor service close to Forfar Lochside Leisure Centre is planned by Forfar Action for Churches Together at 4.30 pm.

Throughout the week a photo competition is being run, sponsored by Forfar Accordion and Fiddle Club.

Full details are contained in the already circulating Forfar Gala Week 2012 programme.