Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Follow the buntings that line the streets and they will take you to Broadford Village Hall - the location for the Broadford Gala.  The event was organised by the Broadford Youth Club and today (Saturday June 25) was great fun for all involved!

After a foggy start to the day, the sun put in an appearance and the Gala was held in blazing summer sunshine.  An estimated 250 people of all ages attended the community event.  


This year marked the first the time the Gala has incorporated car boot stalls into the day.  Various local businesses had an opportunity to sell their wares.  The RNLI also set up a stall to sell various merchandise, including irresistible RNLI teddy bear keyrings!

The Gala catered for all age-groups, with amusements including bouncy castles and face-painting for younger visitors, while bubble football, set against the backdrop of the Cuillins, provided a fun past-time for older children.  

Other activities included a coconut shy and tug-of-war.  The local ambulance and fire services brought their emergency vehicles to the event and many enjoyed turning on the sirens!

To keep everyone well-fed, various homemade cakes were available and the enticing smell of the barbecue promised that a delicious meal was in store!

Later tonight, the Gala will host a Family Ceilidh and, from 9pm until late, a ceilidh for adults.  

Words and photographs by Roz Skinner.

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