ALTHOUGH lockdown restrictions are easing there won’t be a gala this summer, the Cowdenbeath Civic Week committee have confirmed.

One of the main events in the town’s calendar, it attracts thousands of people every year and the colourful fancy dress parade and floats are always a major highlight.

The pandemic led to the cancellation of last year’s gala and the continuing uncertainty means the planned celebrations for June won’t go ahead either.

A post from the committee said: “I’m sure it will be no surprise to anyone that, despite things starting to open up over the coming weeks, unfortunately it still isn’t feasible to go ahead with the gala in June.

“There is still a lot of uncertainty over large scale events, added to the fact we have been unable to plan and fundraise across the year as we normally would.

“We are obviously monitoring Scottish Government guidelines etc and are hoping that we might be able to hold smaller events towards the end of the year.

“Please keep an eye on the Facebook page to keep up-to-date with any future plans we might have.”

The last gala day was in June 2019 when the sun shone on the Mardi Gras-themed event.

In a real carnival atmosphere, as well as the parade, stalls and attractions for children, the civic week included a tea dance for older folks to enjoy, a shop windows competition, bowls, football, golf and a pet show.