Tain Gala Programme 2019


In the meantime, this is how last year's event went...

Tuesday 2nd July

6.15pm * Fancy Dress – Fun For All (Families, Adults and Children).
Assemble on Manse Street.

6.45pm Parade to the Links led by The Royal Burgh of Tain Pipe Band.

7.00pm Crowning Ceremony and Prize Giving.

7.15pm To The Point Dance Group Display.

7.45pm * Variety Concert showcasing our Local Talent – including Gizzen Briggs, Craighill Choir, Knockbreck School Scottish Country Dancers, Leona Afrin and Niamh Mercer, Caitlin Jupp and Ruairidh Mackay and To The Point Dancers. Admission £4/£2.

Wednesday 3rd July

2.00pm * Afternoon Tea and Dancing with Ronnie Ross.
Admission £3. All welcome.

7.00pm * 10k Road Race (age 16 and over) Admission £12.
5k Fun Race/Walk (age 9 or over) Admission £5.
(Prizes for under 18’s only)

1 mile Fun Run/Walk (open to all ages, under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult) Admission £3.

Proceeds for the 1 mile goes to Saint Duthus Special School.

Registration from 6pm in The Marquee.

7.45pm Bingo for all. Doors open 6.30pm. Admission £5 for a book of six games plus flyer.

Thursday 4th July

1.30pm * Funbox presents Rocking All Over The World. 
Join Anya, Gary and Kevin as they embark on a musical odyssey.
Admission £5. Doors open at 1pm.

3.30pm * Circus Skills with Circus Alba - Interactive Circus Show plus Circus Skills Workshop. Age 5-14 recommended, children must be by an adult. £5 per child. Free entry for parents.

6.30pm * Boogie Bounce Kidz - from 6 years and over. Admission £3 per child.

6.30pm * All New Pet Show - various dog classes, classes for cats, farm animals and exotic pets. 
Supported by: Bark Club, Pawsh Pets Dog Grooming, Lesley Drever Dog Training, Susan Ross Dog Grooming, Tain Pet Supplies, Best Friends Grooming, Mia Blackhall Animal Care, Johnston and Farrell Vets, Easter Ross Vets and Scotsburn Kennels and Cattery.
£2 per class.

7.00pm * Boogie Bounce Kidz - from 6 years and over. Admission £3 per child.

7.00pm Car Treasure Hunt - starting at Tain Health Centre, registration from 6.30pm, admission £5 per car. Profits going to Alzheimer Scotland, Tain Resource Centre.

8.30pm * Country Night – Stephen Smyth supported by P.J. Stone.
Admission £10.

Friday 5th July

2.00pm Come and show your skills at Tennis and Bowls at Club Venues.

2.00pm * Teddy Bears Picnic including Crazy Monkeys. Admission £3.

4.30pm * Boogie Bounce Kidz - from 6 years and over. Admission £3 per child.
5.00pm * Boogie Bounce Kidz - from 6 years and over. Admission £3 per child.
7.15pm Local Derby Football.

7.30pm * Family Folk Night Concert – featuring Let’s Folk (Dutch Folk Band), Royal Burgh of Tain Pipe Band and Jackie & Ian along with Mary Watt’s Highland Dancers. Admission Adults £5, Children £2.

Saturday 6th July

1.00pm New Big Wheels, Little Wheels Fancy Dress.
(floats, vans, trailers, walkers, etc. all welcome) Assemble on Geanies Street.
1st Prize £150, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £75, 4th Prize £50.

1.30pm Join the Parade to the Links, led by Massed Pipes and Drums, through the High Street for an afternoon of centre ring entertainment and family fun.

Centre Ring Marquee 

Flying Ryan
Wheelie Fire Truck
Massed Pipe Band
Highland Brass Band
Children’s RacesPhotography Competition
Craft Competition
Baking Competition
Children’s Crafts
Teas in MarqueeFunfair
Crafts & Charity Stalls
Face Painting
Live Music

Admission – Adults £5, Children £3.


7.00pm Massed Pipe Bands and Highland Brass Band on High Street.

Bucket collection.

8.30pm End of Gala Dance with The Impact and Wood & Stone.

Admission £10.

All events take place on Tain Links unless otherwise stated.


INTRODUCING the new Tain Gala Loyalty Card! Pick up YOUR card at a local shop or at the Gala marquee. For every event that you attend which is marked with the * on the Gala programme gives you one stamp on your card. Get your card stamped at the Marquee throughout the week. A full card of 5 stamps = 1 free child entry on Saturday 6th July.