20th August 2018
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Hundreds enjoy Scouts’ gala on a sunny Saturday

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The annual Lerwick Gala on Saturday afternoon, organised by Scouts groups throughout the isles, was a resounding success.

The Inferno dance group perform to an enthralled audience. Photo: Dave Donaldson

The Inferno dance group perform to an enthralled audience. Photo: Dave Donaldson

The sun shone for the Gilbertson Park event, and although a little breezy, hundreds of visitors enjoyed the many stalls and activities on offer.

The gala enjoyed its heyday during the 1970s and 80s but stopped taking place a decade ago before being revived by Shetland Scouts last year.

The usual “splat the rat” and lucky dip stalls were particularly busy, while many youngsters tackled the assault course and enjoyed the bouncy castles and bungee run.

The burger stand did a brisk trade all afternoon, candy floss as always proved very popular, and scouts also sold ice cream, cold drinks and sweets.

Pony rides around the back of the games hall were busy while inside the hall itself teas, coffees and homebakes were available along with other sales tables.

David Johnston, aged six, enjoys the pony rides. Photo: Dave Donaldson

David Johnston, aged six, enjoys the pony rides. Photo: Dave Donaldson

 

Lewis Tait flies through the assault course. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Lewis Tait flies through the assault course. Photo: Dave Donaldson

The Lerwick Legion Pipe Band played at the start of the event, the Lerwick Junior Jarl’s Squad, Notions Circus Acts group and Inferno dance troupe made  appearances and music was played by “disc jockey” and announcer George Webster.

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