Kilmaurs Gala Committee

Kilmaurs Gala Day [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] started in 1922, and the current Gala Committee and a group of local community members re-started the event in 2006, after a period of inactivity. They are a constituted group supported by the local community, businesses, Kilmaurs Primary School and East Ayrshire Council.

All 30 event volunteers are co-ordinated by a voluntary committee of seven. They uphold a local tradition by organising a week of activities around the village, including a fun run, a car treasure hunt, a bowling competition, a village quiz night and a local business fundraising event. The week of events end with the celebration of a village gala day at the local park, which includes stalls, fun events and the crowning of the gala queen.

In the course, there are quotes from committee members and other active volunteers.

6.4 Acknowledgements

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden