Loanhead Children’s Day is Midlothian’s oldest and largest local festival. Founded in 1903, the event has grown to become one of Scotland’s foremost community events. Check out the photo galleries for 2010 , 2011 and 2012 photos
Loanhead Children's Day 2013 will take place on Saturday 22 June. The traditional Crowning Ceremony will be staged on Fountain Green in the centre of Loanhead. This will be followed by the Grand Procession, which is Midlothian's largest annual parade, and an afternoon programme of entertainment in the Memorial Park.
Prior to Children's Day itself an extensive programme of events will be held, commencing with the Carnival Parade on the evening of Friday 14 June. Floats, decorated vehicles, hundreds of characters in fancy dress and various bands will take part. The remainder of the Gala Week programme includes various sporting events and entertainment on the stage at Fountain Green.
Please note the new assembly point and route for the Carnival Parade on Friday 14th June 2013 - see events page
Fun - Games - Quiz Night in aid of Gala funds. Friday 10 May at 7.30 pm in The Croft Suite, The Loan. Tickets £5 including buffet supper. A fun evening with lots of games and competitions for adults. Tickets available from Ross Perfect 440 1380
Queen, Court Principals and Crowning Lady for 2013 announced - read more
NEW BOOK by ALAN McLAREN
THE HISTORY OF MIDLOTHIAN’S LOCAL FESTIVALS - read more
Numerous visitors to the web site have enquired about ex court members details from years gone by.
We are delighted to say that a comprehensive list of every Court, including Crowning Ladies and Sports Champions has been added to the site.
Please browse the new section and let us know what you think of it. Click here to visit the " Loanhead Gala Day Historical Archive " section