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    Default Thurso Gala 2013 - Programme

    10.30am East v West Football Courtesy of TYFC. Under 13s & 15s at the Dammies. Spectators welcome.
    5.00pm Children's Fancy Dress judging in Sir John's Square. Birth to 16 years. Entry Free
    5.45pm Adult Fancy Dress judging in Sir John's Square, 16 years and above. Entry Free
    6.15pm Mina Mackay's Highland Dancers Display in Sir John's Square
    6.15pm Judging of Floats & prize presentation, Sinclair Street. Entry Free
    7.00pm Gala Queen Crowning Ceremony in Sir John's Square.
    Parade of Floats & Fancy Dress Walkers led by Thurso Pipe Band in their Centenary Year & Caithness Junior Pipe Band, the Gala Queen, her Court and their Guard of Honour, Kuk Sool Won. Followed by Pipe band & Highland Dancers Display on Princes Street
    8.00pm Precinct Entertainment with the Caithness Big Band, bungee trampolines, face painting, amusements and stalls.
    8.00pm Fishing Competition Thurso Beach meet at 19:00. Catch & Release. Entry £10 monies returned in prizes
    9.30pm Pub Entertainment in Holborn Hotel. Donations welcome.
    10.00pm Gala Dance in Skinandis, over 18 years only. Contact Skinandis for more info.

    SUNDAY 21st JULY
    10.00am Clay Pigeon Competition at Kaithness Clays Shooting Ground, Forss Business Park, Thurso, time for final competition application is 12:00. 50 Bird Skeet, Pool Shoot, Steel shot only, Cartridges available. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus a Gala Shield. £15 entry fee, there is also a raffle.
    11.00am Under 11 years Seven a-side Football Courtesy of TYFC at the Dammies. Spectators welcome.
    12 noon Bunjfest, in association with the Holborn Hotel, BBungee Trampolines, Zorb Balls, amusements, face painting, candy floss, burger van at the Dammies
    2.00pm Archery at The Dammies. Entry £2.
    2.00pm Baby Show at The Dammies. Entry £2 per baby. Forms at Sutherlands Chemist, Cairngorm Windows or at the event.
    2.00pm It's A Knockout at The Dammies. 8 years and over. entry £1 - entry form must be completed by an adult. Registration 13:30
    4.00pm Bake Off at the Dammies. Enter a sponge or 4 cup cakes, prizes for best presented & best tasting, entry £1. Please make sure you label you entry and submit it by 15:30.
    6.30pm Guided Walk starting at the Town's Clock. Donations to Thurso Heritage Society

    MONDAY 22nd JULY
    2.00pm Museum Activities at Caithness Horizons. Call 01847 896508 for booking and info.
    7.30pm Fashion Show in Royal British Legion. Various local shops are taking part. Entry £5

    2.00pm Teddy Bears Picnic& Games for Under 7 Years in the Thurso Club, prizes for best dressed teddies. Entry £2.50.
    3K Fun Run / Walk Open to all ages but under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Entry £4

    7.00pm 10K Run (Over 15 years only) Entry £8
    Registration for above races at Thurso Youth Club, Millbank, Thurso from 6.00pm-6.45pm. Enter on the day. For further information contact Sophie Dunnett on 01847 811094 or
    Full race details will be available nearer the date on their website at
    7.00pm Family Bingo in Royal British Legion. Books are usual prices. Entry £1. Tea & Coffee £1

    2.00pm Museum Activities at Caithness Horizons. Call 01847 896508 for booking and info.
    6.00pm Squash & Racket ball. More info nearer the time
    9.00pm Pub Entertainment, Comm Bar. Traditional Folk Music. Donations welcome.

    2.00pm Rhyme Time for under 7 years at the Thurso Club. Entry £2
    7.30pm Adult Quiz Night in the Holborn Hotel. £2.50 per adult - maximum of 6 people per team.

    FRIDAY 26th JULY
    7.00pm Pudding Night in the Thurso Club, Janet Street. Try various desserts. To guarantee entry purchase a ticket - Adult £5, Child £2 - from Cairngorm Windows or Caithness Horizons, nearer the time.

    10.00am Coffee Morning & Mina Mackay's Highland Dancers Display at the Royal British Legion. Entry £1.50
    9.30pm Pub Entertainment at the Holborn Hotel. Donations welcome.

    SUNDAY 28th JULY
    2.00pm "SCRUFTS" SSPCA Novelty Dog Show at the Beach. Entry £1 per class. NB: Registration from 1pm, Competition from 2pm. Proceeds to SSPCA.
    2.00pm Beach Event (weather permitting). Race of Tasar and Laser Yachts, The Caithness Big Band, Face Painting, Sand Castle & Treasure Hunt Competition. Bouncy Castle
    2.00pm Car Boot Sale Contact to book a place for £5. Please provide your own table & cover. Goblins Electric Car Kit Demonstration by Caithness Primary Schools - kids can have a try of the cars.
    6.30pm Car Treasure Hunt leaving from the Thurso Club (Janet Street) and returning there for the results. Entry £5 per car

    Float Fund: It is at the discretion of TTIA to award up to £50 per registered float taking part in the Gala Parade, prize winning floats are excluded. You may register floats by emailing by 19th July 2013.
    Sea Boat Fishing Competition Contact Harpers Fishing Tackle shop for information
    Thurso Schools Annual Gala Competition. This years' topic is Tartan / Thurso, entries will be displayed in Caithness Horizons in August
    Photo Competition - Free Entry Categories Under 16 years and 16 years and over. Email or Tag your photo on Facebook to Thurso Gala by 3rd August 2013. See posters/Facebook for rules & regulations.

    Colouring, Red Herring, & Word Competitions are available from Cairngorm Windows from 1st July.

    All competition entries apart from the photo one MUST be returned to the Cairngorm Windows office by Monday 29th July at 12.00noon.

    Caithness Strongman Competition in association with the Holborn Hotel 4th August 13:00 Thurso Harbour Car Park.

    Collecting cans and pails available from
    21 Sinclair Street from 6pm - 8pm on Fri 19th July or from 4pm- 9.30pm on Sat 20th July.

    All TTIA profits are redistributed through projects within the Thurso area.

    Thurso Gala 2012 Photos
    Earlier years photos at
    Last edited by Bill Fernie; 05-Jul-13 at 15:34.

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