TRANENT Gala’s queen and consort are set to take part in the annual crowning ceremony tomorrow (Sunday) to mark the start of gala day.

A piper will play a selection of music outside consort Peter McLelland’s home at 10am, while Haddington Pipe Band will play music outside gala queen Esmae Davies’ home.

The consort will then make his way to the queen’s home at 10.15am, with the pipe band leading the duo to the Loch Centre for 10.30am.

The ceremony kicks off at 11.30am at the Loch Centre with a song performed by Dean Jones.

At this time, the award for best-dressed house will take place and the Gina Benn Award will be handed out. Roberta McGinn will crown the queen.

Mags Foster, master of ceremonies, will sing to close the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, the consort will lead to the war memorial, where queen Esmae will lay a bouquet.

Gala day celebrations will be held at the Ross High playing fields from noon until 4pm.

The gala marks the beginning of civic week, with events taking place throughout the week.

An exhibition of historic photos and artefacts about Tranent will be presented at Tranent Parish Church on Monday (4-9pm), Tuesday (noon-9pm) and Wednesday (noon-8pm).

Tranent Colts will host an under-13s Challenge Cup at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday at Foresters Park. A parents’ and coaches’ five-a-side tournament is held next Friday (June 9) at 6pm.

On Wednesday, a pet show takes placed Dunedin Veterinary Centre at 6pm within the business’s car park, while a walking football tournament will be hosted by Tranent Colts at Foresters Park at 7pm.

Centre Stage will present a show titled ‘A Night at the Movies’ at the Loch Centre at 7.15pm and again the following two days at the same time.

A dominoes competition (£3 per person) takes place at Whispers Lounge Bar on Wednesday at 8pm.

On Thursday (June 8), the gala quiz (£10 per team of four) takes place at East Lothian Co-operative Bowling Club at 7.30pm.

Next Saturday (June 10), a teddy bears’ picnic is held at Tranent Library at 11am, while a fancy dress competition takes place at Caponhall Road at 5pm, before the grand parade at 6pm, from Caponhall Road and through the town to Loch Road.