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Centenary gala in Montrose goes ahead despite the rain

The gala was declared officially open by Jonathan Stansfeld, who was presented with a plaque to commemorate the opening of the gala by Margaret Watson, wife of David Watson, president of the Montrose branch of the RBLS.

The gala was declared officially open by Jonathan Stansfeld, who was presented with a plaque to commemorate the opening of the gala by Margaret Watson, wife of David Watson, president of the Montrose branch of the RBLS.

Despite early torrential rain and thunderstorms the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) gala day still went ahead at Union Park in Montrose on Saturday.

The event was to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

The gala was declared officially open by Jonathan Stansfeld, author of the biography of Montrose artist William Lamb.

Mr Stansfeld was presented with a plaque to commemorate the opening of the gala by Margaret Watson, wife of David Watson, president of the Montrose branch of the RBLS.

A large selection of stalls, displays and live entertainment, including music from the Royal British Legion Scotland Arbroath Pipe Band, was enjoyed.

Ian Robb, branch official, said: “This was a first time big event for the branch, which overall was very successful and it is hoped to be able to repeat again in the future.

“The enthusiasm of the members, and the support from the community was greatly appreciated.

“Thanks to Jonathan Stansfeld for opening the event and to the pipers of Royal British Legion Arbroath Pipe Band who gave a great performance.”

 

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