Family fun at the Fishie Gala!

ALL roads lead to Fetterangus this weekend for the annual gala. Organisers will be hoping the fine weather continues for the popular family events.

The fun kicks off on the Friday night at 8pm with dancing to Unknown in the village hall.

On the Saturday there will be a soup and sweet from 12 till 2.30pm in the hall where there will also be various stalls.

At 4pm there will be a Show and Shine for your cars, with prizes for best vehicles and ICE installations.

There will also be racing cars on display for all you petrolheads to drool over!

Accompanying Saturday's events will be a licensed bar and snacks throughout the day.

At night there will be a race night with a difference from 7pm in the village hall followed by Arizona belting out their tunes.

Things get sporty on the Sunday with registration for the football tournament at 10am for the under 8, under 10 and under 12 age groups.

A pipe band will herald the opening of the fete at 12noon and this will be followed by heavy athlete events.

There will also be local stalls, hot and cold snacks, homebakes and teas.

There will be the 2k fun run, an endurance semi-heavyweight event for local non-professionals and further races for under 8s, 10s and 16s. This will be followed by the 10k race.

A local woodcarver will be dazzling spectators with his skills, and there will be a vintage rally and a special exhibition of a working thrashing mill and baler.

An exhibition of Highland dancing and line dancing will have everyone tapping their toes - and the gala fun rounds off with bingo and Shindig.

Get your running gear on!

The popular Fishie Tower Fun Run will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year on the weekend of the village gala.

The 10k and 2k fun runs will take place on Sunday, August 9, with prizes and trophies galore.

To celebrate the anniversary sponsors Kininmonth Cabs are putting up 550 in prize money, with a special 50 prize for anyone able to beat the course records for men and women, sponsored by Vital at the Fishie Pub.

Those up for the challenge will have to beat Andrew Wright's 33 minutes 27 seconds and Elaine Whyte's 39 minutes and 46 seconds.

The 10k, which attracts runners from all over Scotland, will start at 3pm with all levels invited to take part. The kids fun run will begin a 2.15pm, with both courses beginning from the village tennis courts.

Runners can enter on the day for an additional 2 fee, or alternatively entry forms can be found on the Born 2 Run website at Click on events and then select 'Fishie 'Tower' 10K and 2K Fun Run' to download a form.