THE Dreghorn Gala is returning for the first time in 14 years - and the event organisers have revealed full details of the programme as they get ready for a full week of festivities from this weekend.

The royal party, including Queen Lauren Beattie, King Leo Mullin, Princess Orla Cassidy and Prince Aaron Morton will be crowned on Saturday, June 17, following a parade at 11am from Old Coach Brae to the park at Dreghorn Primary.

But before the big day, which will run until 4pm, a whole host of events have been organised to celebrate the return of Dreghorn's big event.

And it all kicks off this this Sunday, June 11, with a grand treasure hunt for children from 2pm at Townend Community Centre - where a list of clues and a route will be given out, with hunters walking through the village to find the clues.

Clues will be hidden all round the village and there will be burgers on a barbecue at the end of the fun event at 3pm.

Monday, June 12 will see the kids' fun run return, starting at 6.15pm at Dreghorn Library. There will be a tuck shop at the end of the route.

There will be a kids' bingo session with fantastic prizes at Townend Community Centre from 6.30pm on Tuesday, June 13. Adults can enjoy their own prize bingo session in the Crown at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 14.

Thursday June 15 will see a beetle drive take place from 7pm in the Church Hall.

And on Friday, June 16, local pub teams will face off in a football tournament at Greenwood Academy.

On Gala Day itself, June 17 the parade will leave Coach Brae, heading down Main Street to the Primary School care park, with the crowning scheduled for noon.

There will be funfair rides, tombola, arts and crafts, market stalls, some yummy food and plenty of entertainment for all to enjoy. 

And the gala events conclude that evening with a family night in the Crown Inn, with a bouncy castle for the kids. The event is already sell out.

Gala committee chair Meg Frewe told the Times: "It has been 14 years since the last galal day.

"I returned to Dreghorn in 2013 and realised it wasn't on any more.

"I finally suggested the return of the galal on social media and everyone said it was a great idea.

"We managed to get a committee together and a lot of hard work had been done to make sure this is a success.

"We are still looking for some volunteers to help out on the day. If anyone can help they can contact us on social media.

"And we hope to have our AGM will be held on July 12, when everyone will be welcome."