ALL the preparations successfully came together for Prestonpans Gala’s 75th anniversary this month.

Queen Meadow McIntyre, who took over the regal reins from big sister and retiring queen Bella, was crowned in the community centre by the honourable gentleman, Andrew Gorrian.

Meadow was assisted by her escort Riley Brodie, lady-in-waiting Abbie Morrison, and Abbie’s escort Kieran Henderson, along with the rest of their royal court, who were accompanied throughout the ceremony and parade by pipers Lucas and Logan.

After the crowning ceremony, the royal court made its way to Middleshot Square to join the main parade, which started at 12.30pm and toured round the town.

In the afternoon, the park was full of activities, from the funfair to crazy golf, climbing wall, sensory area, stalls, fire engine, American police cars, beat the goalie, ponies, face painting, food vendors, ice cream vans, and tea tent, manned again by the local Guides.

Radio Saltire was also in attendance to provide music.

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To add to the excitement on the day, winners of a number of competitions were also announced, including royal court houses, best dressed windows and the pet show results.

Best dressed window prize went to Get Lashed for its cinematic Barbie theme.

Scotmid came in second, its window decorated with a sea theme.

Scotmid Funeral Services provided a blast from the past with historical pictures of Prestonpans, and came in third.

The royal court houses saw many striking designs throughout the town, including a Harry Potter-themed house, complete with cutouts of Harry, Voldemort and a few other characters from JK Rowling’s books.

There was also a design inspired by Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things.

But first place went to Alex and his Mad Hatter’s tea party-themed home.

Second place was given to Callie and Jaxon for their Mario-themed house.

Third place went to Bebe and Winnie with their pop concert-themed home, complete with cut-outs of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.

In the hotly contested pet show, Dunedin Vets judged the competitors and picked out the winners.

Best in show went to Lilly, a black-and-white collie cross.

Prizes for dogs were also handed out, with Link, a dachshund, nabbing first place; Haggis, a Scottish Deerhound, scooping second; and Archie McPooch, a Jack Russell Terrier, getting in at third.

‘Wee Furries’ were also judged by Dunedin Vets, with Milo being awarded first, Buddy handed second, and, in third, rat pals Mouse and Nugget.

A category for ‘Other Pets’ saw Bertie the bearded dragon obtaining first place, Lightning, a tortoise, getting second, and Grumpy, another tortoise, slipping in at third.