|LOANHEAD CHILDREN'S DAY
7.30 am Judging of decorated house frontages commences.
9.00 am Collection of members of the Court from their homes commences.
9.45 am Collection of Queen Elect from her home in Paradykes Avenue, followed by the collection of the Retiring Queen from her home in Dalum Drive.
10.30 am The various groups accompanied by the bands move off from St Margaret's Hall, Clerk Street and proceed by Clerk Street and Church Street to Fountain Green.
10.45 am Crowning Ceremony on Fountain Green. This will be followed by the Mining Memorial Ceremony.
12.00 noon The Grand Procession moves off from Church Street. This is Midlothian's largest annual parade. The parade will follow the traditional route of Church Street, Clerk Street, George Drive, Kennington Avenue, McKinlay Terrace, Dryden Terrace and The Loan. This year's procession will be accompanied by the following 15 bands:-
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Silver Band
(with Loanhead Brass Roots & Loanhead Youth Brass)
Glencorse Pipe Band
Selkirk Silver Band
Criterion Parade Jazz Band
North Berwick Pipe Band
Jedforest Instrumental Band
Pentland Caledonia Pipe Band
Newtongrange Silver Band
Dalkeith Pipe Band
The Central Band of The Royal British Legion Scotland
City of Edinburgh Pipe Band
Dalkeith & Monktonhall Colliery Silver Band
Penicuik & Musselburgh BB Pipe Band
Commotion Samba Band
The Ambassadors Carnival Marching Band (Derby)
12.45 pm The Grand Procession arrives at the Memorial Park.
1.00 pm Commencement of Afternoon Programme of Entertainment in the Memorial Park. Admission to the park is free for what is Midlothian's Biggest Free Show. Entertainment and attractions this year include:-
Main Arena Entertainment
H&M Dog Display Team from Liverpool
3-Sixty Mountain Bike Stunt Team from Durham
The Massed Pipes & Drums comprising 6 Pipe Bands
The Ambassadors Showband from Derby
Children's Entertainment Area
The Crazy Bears' Roadshow
Plus Punch & Judy Show
Activity Areas Featuring
Soft Ball Pond
Circus Skills Workshop
Performances by Dance Groups
Trade Stands, Stalls & Sideshows
Food Court Area with a selection of Catering Units
Plus Loanhead Parish Church Tearoom
2.00 pm War Memorial Ceremony in the Memorial Park with massed brass bands.
5.00 pm Conclusion of programme of events.