Monday, November 18, 2019
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Entertainment for people of all ages could be found at Kyleakin Gala this afternoon.  

Whether it was axe-throwing or archery, courtesy of ACE Target Sports; the rousing skirl of pipes from the Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band or the excellent Highland Dancing display, the organisers of Kyleakin Gala worked hard to ensure there was something for everyone.

 

The earlier atmosphere of excitement during the Skye Bridge 10k Race remained for the entirety of the Gala Day.  

Funds raised from today will be put towards the purchase of a new minibus, which will be used by the village's community organisations.  

Food that was as delightful to see as it was to taste was available in the refreshments tent and from the ice cream van.  

Going round an assault course while bouncing a tennis ball provided much amusement for competitors and onlookers!  

Younger visitors to the Gala were able to enjoy sitting inside a fire engine. 

The several bouncy castles and an inflatable slide provided extremely popular.  

The Gala had everyone straining at the leash to see all the events!  

A number of visitors to the Gala were also visitors to the island itself.  They were spoiled for views of Castle Moil, the iconic Skye Bridge and distant Cuillins.  

The occasional rain showers were combatted with the aid of a large marquee.  The marquee provided the setting for a display by the Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band.  

Hannah Boyle and Hannah Matheson entertained the crowds with an expert demonstration of Highland Dancing.  

Kyleakin Gala was a triumph of community organisation - a day that brought locals and visitors together for a truly memorable time.  

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