WHILE the 2019 Kelty Gala Day may have ended with a thunder and lightning storm, no one was too worried.

The weather changed dramatically during the day as things got off to a great start with the parade getting underway at 11.30am in warm sunshine.

Indeed, as the hundreds of people of all ages marched up Main Street to Black Road, and then via the bus turning circle, back to the park, the sun dominated the sky.

The gala committee was delighted to see a number of floats in this year's parade as bands Kingdom Brass, Methil Brass and Leven and Methil Pipe Band brought quality music to the day.

The Royal party were very much the centre of attention. The Royals were: Attendant- Holly Miller, Princess Georgia Harding and Queen Amy Graham. 

By the time things really got underway at the park the sky was becoming cloudy but with the wrist band system working well the rides were very busy well into the afternoon.

The Little Mix Magic tribute band were on stage and had the audience really enjoying themselves and the group was a massive hit.

There were 1,000 gala bags distributed to the younger element and it all added to the day.

The theme chosen for the gala was 'Space' and the competition for best float was won by St Joseph's Primary School, with 77th Fife Kelty Cubs runner-up.

The Shop window competition, on the same theme, was won by Kelty Church Charity Shop, with SHI Beauty runners-up; 3rd Baynes Bakers and 4th Flawless Hair and Beauty. Best Fun Window, went to the King's.

Chair of the gala committee, Isobel Pietrek, was delighted with the way the day went: "It was a bit of a dramatic end with the thunder and lightning but the sun shone for most of the day and there must have been more than 2,000 on the streets during the parade.

"The kids had a fantastic time and the wrist band system helped them enjoy the fun rides at the park without parents having to worry about giving them cash to pay for these.

"The support from the local business community was outstanding and we thank them warmly and also North Road Garage's Alex Campbell for the use of his van to move things about and his help in the lead up to gala day."

There was a fitting tribute to late Kelty boxer Connor Law with a pair of gloves attached to a lamp post near the village Club on the parade route and our pictures by Jim Payne capture the day.