THE Whitecraig community held its own 'lockdown' gala celebration.

The annual event, due to be held on June 13, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Organisers were keen that the gala should be marked in some way and urged youngsters involved in the Royal Court and local residents to put flags out. 

Villagers turned out last Saturday evening to cheer on Gala Queen Neve Campbell and Gala King Roby Gray, who, accompanied by piper Matt Sinclair, walked round the village, waving their flags while observing Covid-19 pandemic social distancing rules.

The gala will now take place on June 12, 2021.

Meanwhile, the royal court of Wallyford Children's Gala was delighted to receive vouchers for well known Musselburgh ice cream shop S Luca.

Although gala day, due to take place on June 6, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Shirley Molak, a member of the gala team, dropped off the gifts at the youngsters' homes in keeping with the necessary restrictions. The vouchers were provided by the gala team.

Local residents were also asked to mark the event by putting up bunting outside their houses as was suggested by Pastor Andrew Agnew of Wallyford Livingroom Church.

The gala court is now looking forward to taking part in gala day in 2021.