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Yo ho ho - buried treasure found in Moray


By Alistair Whitfield

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Dallas Gala brought three days of fun to the Moray village over the weekend.

PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston

Friday saw the traditional cycle race and the crowning of gala queen Alana Franklin alongside attendant Emilija Lake and crown bearer Aila Gibson.

This was followed on Saturday with a pram race, a duck race, It’s a Knockout and a ceilidh in the village hall during the evening.

The main event was on Sunday which drew more than 600 paying adults in addition to loads of kids all allowed in for free.

PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston

Lorna McGee, one of the event’s organisers, stated that despite the miserable forecast, it only rained once at the start of the day.

She added: “It was a fantastic event for all the family. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves.”

PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston

The gala saw the return Dallas Cowboys who put on a different show each year. This time around they were dressed as pirates and managed to uncover a chest of buried treasure from the arena.

Other attractions included a vintage tractor alongside a modern model, a tea tent, lots of stalls, plus the annual parade through the village.

PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston

Moray and District Dancers and a group of line dancers both performed, while Moray Falcon put on a display.

People also had the chance to meet the animals from Thorabella Farm, which recently featured on the BBC show This Farming Life.

Lower Speyside young farmers were in attendance and a goalie kick challenge raised £70 for Cash for Kids.

PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston
PIcture: Fearghus Ormiston

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