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    Default Wick Gala 23rd July - 30th July 2011

    Saturday 23rd July - 30th July

    10.30am: Coffee morning entertainment by Caithness Volunteers and mini-talent show, Assembly Rooms. Admission £2.50.
    6pm: Gala walking entrants-judging at Riverside Rose Gardens.
    7pm: Crowning of gala queen in Market Square, followed by procession of floats.
    9.30pm: Presentation of prizes at Assembly Rooms. Master of Ceremonies, Eric Farquhar.

    SUNDAY 24

    3pm: Blessing of the fleet at Wick harbour by Rev. Nugent.
    12-4pm: Car boot sale, Assembly Rooms car park; £5 per car.

    MONDAY 25

    10-12 noon: Wick Youth Club summer programme; entry £1.
    10.30am Wick Heritage Museum guided talks, Bank Row, Wick; adults £4, children 50p.
    11am-1pm: Riverside Nursing Home visit by queen and attendants.
    2pm : Children’s dog show, boating shed, Riverside; entry £1.
    2-4pm: Seaview Nursing Home, visit by queen and attendants.
    6.30pm: Caithness Sea Coast tours from Wick harbour. Booking essential; fare, £11.
    7pm: Gala open bowling pairs, Rosebank Playing Fields. Register by Saturday 16th July, to be played Monday-Friday.
    7pm: Children’s cycle races, Riverside. Entrants must be under 14 yrs. Enter on night.
    7pm: Gymkhana, Riverside.
    7.30pm: Coffee evening. Entertainment by local dances, majorettes, Highland dancers, ballet dancers etc, Assembly Rooms; admission £2.50.

    TUESDAY 26

    10-12noon: Wick Youth Club summer programme; entry £1.
    11am-12 noon: Laurandy Centre fun day.
    1pm-2pm: Wick swimming pool; under 16 yrs, free.
    3pm-4pm: Come and play tennis, Rosebank, Wick; P5-S2, £1.
    2pm: Baby show, Assembly Rooms; admission £1, under 5s free.
    2.15pm-4.15pm: Fun inflatable, Wick pool 6-16yrs; £2.05. Children must able to swim in deep water.
    7pm: Children’s fancy dress, Braehead.
    7.30pm: Children’s fancy dress disco, Assembly Rooms. Kids in fancy dress free, others £1.
    8pm: Div ye mind, Wick St Fergus Church Hall. Slide show by Harry Gray.; admission inc tea, £3.
    8pm: Darts, Francis Street, Club, Wick.
    7pm-9pm: Wick Hanging Baskets, Ready, Steady, Cook evening, Norseman Hotel, Wick. Admission £5, inc glass of wine.


    10-12 noon: Wick Youth Club summer programme, £1.
    10.30-4pm: Caithness Quilters & WRI exhibition in Assembly Rooms. Admission £3 inc tea and homebakes.
    2pm: Children walking treasure hunt, Boating Shed, admission £1. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    2.30pm-3pm: Splash-dance/deep-water aerobics, Wick pool, 8-16yrs; admission, £2.05.
    6. 30pm: Caithness Seacoast tours from Wick harbour, booking essential; fee, £11.
    6.30pm: Car treasure hunt, Assembly Rooms; £5 per car.
    8pm: Bottletop bingo, money prizes, Assembly Rooms.
    8pm: Pipe band summer show in Pipe Band Hall.


    10-12noon: Wick Youth Club summer programme; £1.
    10.30am: Wick Heritage Museum, guided talks, Bank Row, Wick; £4, children 50p.
    3pm-4pm: Come-and-play tennis, Rosebank; P5-S2, £1.
    2.30pm: Caithness Chest & Heart Support Group walk and guided tour around Wick, by Harry Gray. Meeting at The Shore car park. Tea after at Boating Shed, donations welcome.
    7pm: The Camps Factor in Camps Bar. Entry fee £5. First prize, £100.
    7pm: Wick Players play in Assembly Rooms; admission £5.
    9pm: Gala golf competition, prizegiving. Gala Queen in attendance.

    FRIDAY 29

    10-12 noon: Wick Youth Club summer programme; £1.
    8pm: Wick Gala’s band bash to Jude, Chicken Pickers, Company of Liars, Assembly Rooms. Over 18s only, licensed bar. This is strictly a ticket event only with a 250 seat capacity. Tickets £7, available from Blythswood, Wick.


    10am-4pm: Pulteneytown Peoples’ Project Art Showcase at Wick Youth Club. Entry fee, a donation.
    1pm-5pm: Fun for all the family at Riverside, Wick.
    1pm-5pm: It’s a Knockout competition, Riverside; £5 per team. Entry forms from Wick Swimming Pool. Under 11s, Under 15s and adult teams.
    7pm: Pipe Band parade, Market Square.
    8pm: Barbeque and music, Riverside.
    10pm: Fireworks display by Fireworks Scotland. Enjoy a tasty kipper!

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    Wick Gala Band Bash to Jude, Chicken Pickers & Company of Liars

    Tickets are now on sale for the Wick Gala Band Bash dance which is to be held during Gala Week. Local bands Jude, Chicken Pickers and Company of Liars will be performing at the Assembly Rooms, Wick, on Friday 29th July 2011 at 8pm. This is a ticket only event limited to 250 tickets and are on sale at Blythswood Shop, Bridge Street, Wick, costing £7. Please note that this is a licensed event therefore strictly over 18's only.

    See How It Was In The Past In Wick - The Herring Queen - Forerunner To Gala
    Carnival Procession and Crowning the Wick "Herring Queen" showing the crowning of the Herring Queen - Alice Taylor in 1938. - A Short Film

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    If You Are Visiting Wick Don't Miss
    Wick Heritage Museum - The Biggest In the North Of Scotland

    Whether You Can Make For the Gala This Year or Not Take a Look at the fantastic Johnson Collection of Photos
    Alex Johnston died in July 2011 - one of three generations of the famous photography family taking photos of Wick and Caithness
    See the biography here -

    Last edited by Bill Fernie; 25-Jul-11 at 21:33.

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