Updates and events.
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We have a number of annual regular events, detailed below.
Each year, the Douglasdale Players stage their own version of a pantomime.
They take to the stage every March (yes, nothing conventional about this panto!) and provide entertainment for family, friends and visitors over four evenings. The venue is the local Primary School.
It’s 100% a volunteer effort and rehearsals begin in the Autumn. If you are interested in joining them on stage, behind the scenes or grabbing a ticket, please contact them via their Facebook page.
Gala Days are a tradition here in Scotland and specifically across the Central Belt.
They are a remnant of the village’s mining roots when traditionally all mining communities held a similar celebration including a pageant and funfair during the Summer. Douglas holds its event on the fourth Saturday in June each year. A Queen, Champion and Gala Court are selected from the local Primary School and groups of locals dress up and enter a pageant or decorated float.
It’s a great day of celebration in the village which is preceded by a week-long diary of fun events for all the family. The day culminates with the crowning of the Queen and a funfair in the park.
Douglas Horticultural Society hosts its annual exhibition of fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and pot plants on the first Saturday of September every year.
It also includes baking, floral art and craft competitions as well as a competition for school children. It’s a great social event held in the Community Centre. Often a local pipe or brass band will attend alongside activities for children.
St. Bride’s Community Centre.
There are also a range of events hosted at the Community Centre annually.
Please visit their website for up-to-date information.