TRANENT’S Gala Day has been cancelled for the second year in a row.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and rules around social gatherings and mass-scale events, organisers made the difficult decision to not let this year’s event go ahead – one of many galas across East Lothian to be cancelled for 2021.

Last year, instead of the gala day, people in Tranent shared images from gala parades over the years.

There was also a ‘best decorated house’ competition, won by Hayden and Cole McClay of The Heugh.

This year’s gala was due to take place on June 6.

Derek Ross, chairman of the Tranent Gala committee, said: “The gala committee, in accordance with Government guidelines, have unfortunately and regrettably had to take the hard decision to cancel the gala day for this year – a decision we were hoping we wouldn’t need to make.

“As advised, there will potentially be no large-scale public events allowed for the foreseeable future, so therefore we have had to make this tough choice.

“We are extremely sorry this has had to happen.

“We hope you understand the difficult situation we are in as a committee, but we did want to have a gala for the children and wider community, as so many people have missed out on so much in the last year or so.

“We will be contacting our suppliers, bands, etc and moving everything to the new date for next year.

“We know you will be supportive of our decision and support us as we move forward with the new date in 2022.”