Scary characters with something to crow about
27th July 2016
WORZEL Gummidge would doubtless have dismissed it as the last straw...scarecrows deserting their field posts to show themselves off in town..
Goodness knows what Aunt Sally would have said. But surely she would have relented and allowed the bird scarers their moment in the limelight, seeing as it's all in a good cause - Wick Gala Week.
Particularly as the fun competition, one of the many events in the festival's packed programme, seems to have caught the imagination in the royal burgh with several gardens and business premises sporting their versions of the popular character..
If this selection is anything to go by, the judges will need their thinking heads on, to decide the winners.
We will look out for more to grab photos to add to the list. Feel free to send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to include in the gallery.
Unfortunately Bill Was not able to attend the gala this year to take photos. However thanks to Alistair Sinclair for sending his photos for a gallery.
With Rainy Lockdown Days at the moment and no galas this year and with time on our hands we have put together thousands of the Wick Gala photos from 2002 to 2019 in one huge gallery for everyone to look back. You can scroll through all the years or go to the drop down menu at the bottom to jump to any one year.
A misty but warm night from the Wick Gala 2019 Children's Fancy Dress. See the link above for all the photos..
See the gallery link above for all the photos..
See all the photos in the gallery - link above..
Despite another atrocious day for weather in Caithness the decorated umbrellas parade and switch on of the Christmas Lights went ahead. Santa was kept busy chatting to kids in his hut in Market Square..
See a few photo of the fun run in the Photo Gallery link above..
Great night for the Gala. Many photos now in the gallery and more coming on Sunday..
INTERMITTENT rain failed to dampen the imaginative enthusiasm of entrants at the fancy dress competition at Braehead - one of the most popular events in Wick Gala Week's packed programme..
The weather cleared away the mist and the Wick Gala 2016 saw a great parade with amazing costumes. See over 500 photo in the galery above.