FAMILIES enjoyed a cracking day at Dollar Gala at the weekend with fun for everyone.

On Saturday, June 2, the crowd gathered at Dollar Academy for the procession to the civic centre, led by the school’s champion pipe band.

Many donned fancy dresses for this year’s “mail” theme as the grand opening took place with guest of honour and postmistress Margaret McAndrew, who was driven to the venue in a classic car donated by David Taylor.

The Royal Party included Gala Queen Daisy Wilton, Gala King Archie Riddle as well as the four attendants Douglas Bates, Kerr Buchanan, Anna Irvine and Samantha Johnston.

A quick shower at the start of the day did not dampen the spirits with the weather later clearing up.

There was a variety of activities on offer alongside food and drink, one of the highlights included re-enactment by group The 94th Regiment of Foot.

A range of children’s races kept the young ones busy while the grown ups tested their strength in a tug o' war.

Displays from Dollar Dance and some more tunes from the pipe band enriched the programme.

The evening then saw a family ceilidh at the marquee with the Dollarfield Band.

Stephen Leitch told the Advertiser: “It seems to have been a very-very successful day, we got a lot of good feedback.”

The whole day was organised by volunteers of the Events Group under the banners Dollar Community Council with Stephen giving thanking them for their efforts.

Many pulled together to make it happen with further thanks to Brian Devlin Butchers, Dollar Deli, the Post Office, Blues Hairdressers and many more.

The event was further made possible by an award from EDF Burnfoot and Rhodders Hill Community Fund.

Stephen also wanted thank Clackmannanshire Council’s Planning Department for being helpful in bringing the event about.

He added: “Well done to the people of Dollar for coming out and supporting it. It was a great time.”

People are welcome to get involved and help shape the four major events each year – anyone who wants to volunteer can get in touch with Dollar Community Council on Facebook.

The volunteers are now looking forward to putting on the fireworks in November and potentially a race or quiz night in the meantime to raise funds.