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Firth Gala 2022

By Rachael Taylor

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid this weekend we see the return of the Firth Gala. Friday evening saw it open with a treasure hunt round Finstown. 

Despite a blustery day the evenings event had a fantastic turn out. “It’s been delightful to be back and we’ve had more participants than in previous years” the organisers said as they sat diligently checking answers and scoring sheets. 

The trail lead avid hunters through the Firth school grounds, over the bridge into the village, round the public garden then on to the community centre where participants could stop for a cuppa or juice and a hotdog or some cake. 

Saturday will see several much excitement including lunches and high tea, stalls, bouncy castle and sports during the day. Then the fancy dress parade being led by the Kirkwall City Piper Band will leave from the Pomona at 7pm and then a dance with Bad Apple performing at the community centre at 10pm. 

The Gala weekend will then close on Sunday with parish rounders at 2pm. 

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