The Hoolie Gala Day


Saturday 14th June 2014

                                                        Pictures from the Hoole Week curtsey of Andy Summers

Arnold ClarkMain Event Sponsored by Arnold Clark
A fabulous programme of events has been lined up for the day on The Glebe, making sure there is something for everyone to enjoy! Keeping with tradition, proceedings will kick off with a procession along Main Street led by the Strathendrick Pipe Band, local Classic Cars and young entrants from the Fancy Dress competition. By ‘Hoolie Appointment’ the Gala King and Queen will be on hand to oversee the parade and help judge the Art, Classic Cars and Fancy Dress competitions.

At 12 noon the Gala will officially open and then the fun and games will begin…

Stalls on Glebe 2014

A variety of entertainment for all ages will be on offer; the Main Marquee will host The Hoolie Market and a chocolate crafting demonstration from local chocolatier Nucoco, along with a tasting and blending session from Glengoyne Distillery. On the day you will be able to purchase a specially labelled bottle of ‘Hoolie Whisky’ alongside the ‘Hoolie Burger’ – a recipe created especially for us and made fresh on the day by Edenmill Farm. New to this year Fantoosh Fish from Milngavie will be offering their delicious Cullen Skink or Gourmet Fish Tarts to try. Ice Cream will also be available from Katy Rodgers Ice Cream. Traditional cream teas will be served in our Commonwealth themed Tea Room throughout the afternoon, where you can admire all the entries into the children’s Art Competition, along with some live traditional music from local musician Clare Cushing of Mini Music Makers.

Ring Entertainment

Strathendrick Pipe Band
Highland Dancing/Modern Dance
Falconry Demonstration
Horrible Histories –Battle of Bannockburn
Tug o War

Also not to be missed

The Climbing Wall back by popular demand, Animal Man and his range of insects, bugs and snakes, ‘Have a go at Archery’ with Go Country, bouncy castle, face painting, beat the goalie, nail bar, bottle stall, hook-a-duck, coconut shy, soft play for under 5’s and much much more!

Gala Day Programme

11.30am Strathendrick Pipe Band, Classic Cars, The Hoolie King & Queen will assemble on Beech Drive
11.40am Fancy Dress Entrants will assemble at the Spar
11.45am Grand Parade- from Beech Drive to The Glebe Main Ring Events
12.15pm Opening Ceremony – performed by a local celebrity!
12.30pm Judging of Fancy Dress Competition & Classic Cars
1.00pm Strathendrick Pipe Band
1.30pm Highland Dancing
2.00pm Birds of Prey Display
2.45pm Horrible History – Battle of Bannockburn
3.10pm Cheerleading
3.15pm Tug o War Final
3.40pm Presentation of prizes for Wellie Throwing, Beat the Goalie, Raffle & Tug o War
4.00pm Hoolie Gala Day Closes

The Main Marquee

A variety of local stall holders will come together in the Main Marquee to offer some of the best homemade items you could possibly wish for! These include traditional & modern craft items/local produce/glassware/fashion etc. There will also be a chance to sample and purchase some Glengoyne Whisky and every hour on the hour local chocolatier Nucoco will be demonstrating chocolate crafting. Live music will be supplied by Sara Melville.
If you would like to book a table please email *protected email* for more information.

Children’s Fancy Dress Parade

Children from 0-12 years are invited to take part in a Fancy Dress Parade on the day of the Hoolie Gala. Children may either take part in the Grand Parade, or meet at The Glebe at 12 noon. The meeting point for those wanting to take part in the Parade will be at the front of the Spar 11.40am. Prizes will be awarded for 2 age groups: 0-6yrs and 7-12yrs. Judging will take place after the opening ceremony at 12.15pm

Hoolie Art Competition

This year the art competition will be open to all children aged between 3 to 16 years, who live within Killearn Parish. There will be four different categories; 3 to 5yrs, 6 to 9yrs, 10 to 12yrs and 13 to 16yrs. Rosettes will be awarded to the top 3 in each category. The theme of this year’s art exhibition is ‘The Commonwealth’ and all pieces of art will be displayed in our Commonwealth Tea Room on the afternoon of the Hoolie.

Here are some things you need to know:

  • The piece of art must be no bigger the A3 (420mm x 297mm).
  • You may use any kind of medium to create your piece i.e. mosaic, water colour, paint, pencils, collage etc.
  • Some suggestions include; Commonwealth Countries/Famous Buildings/Commonwealth Sports/Flags/Famous Sports People/Commonwealth Currency or really anything connected to the Queen or Commonwealth.
  • Entries must be handed into the Killearn Church Hall on Friday 13th June 2014 between 4pm and 8pm. A slip will be provided for your details.
  • Judging will take place on the morning of the Hoolie and the judge’s decision is final.
  • Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd for each of the age groups.
  • Entries must be collected between 3.30pm and 4pm on the afternoon of the Hoolie 14th June 2014.

So why don’t you get creative with our Commonwealth Theme and enter our Hoolie Art Competition.

The Hoolie BankThe Hoolie Bank

The Hoolie Bank will be open for one day only!
Most of the children’s stalls cost 50p/£1.00- we will be running an exchange bank where parents can purchase a number of 50p tokens which can be used on a variety of stalls. Hoolie Tokens can be used at any stall displaying the Hoolie Token sign.

Car Parking

Car parking at the Killearn Hoolie will be very limited. Parking at the Village Hall will be restricted to those displaying blue badges. Parking at the Church Car Park will be for the displaying of the Classic Cars. There will also be no parking available in front of The Old Mill etc. The Hoolie committee would like to encourage everyone living within the village to walk to The Glebe.

Central Marquees - supplying the marquee for the Killearn Hoolie

Central Marquees – supplying the marquee for the Killearn Hoolie

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