A VILLAGE’S annual gala is taking on a creepy crawly theme as celebrations reach their climax.

Longniddry Gala is already under way, with a busy week of events taking place involving the whole community and beyond.

Fun including a treasure hunt and dog show has already been enjoyed in the village following the start of gala week on Saturday.

Jo Kelly, chairwoman of Longniddry Gala Week, told the Courier: “We are looking forward to a busy and fun-filled time in Longniddry – please come along to the events and most of all enjoy our great community.

“We’ve got our fingers-crossed for some sunshine – we know it’ll bring the June bugs out!

“Thanks to all our volunteers and supporters and we look forward to seeing lots of ladybirds and Spidermen around the village.”

Gala day starts at 11.30am on Saturday with the gala parade assembling, where community groups compete for best fancy dress, as well as individual prizes.

Following judging, the parade then follows the pipe band through the village to Longniddry Park.

The gala day starts when the parade arrives and there will be the usual inflatable fun, rides and games, children’s races, a fire engine, beat the bug competition, beekeepers and face painting, as well as a free ice cream for every child.

There will also be a barbecue and tea tent, as well as stalls with local goods.

At night, once the little bugs have all been put to bed, over-18s can get their dancing shoes on for the marquee dance, with the Lost Boys band playing.

The marquee dance, which is a Bring Your Own Bottle event, takes place at 7.30pm and tickets are £10, available from Nicholson’s News.

Finally, the curtain comes down on Sunday, with the annual bowls competition at the village’s bowling club. Entry is £1, with the action getting under way at 11.30am.

For more information, search Longniddry Gala on Facebook.