Procession Day

We are so excited that this year’s procession is back! We hope you enjoy the day and make the most of everything it has to offer.


8:00 Judging of decorated houses
Both houses and frontages will be judged. More details on the competitions page

10:00 Judging of decorated floats
One entrant from each vehicle must report to the table with trophies on Marjoribanks Street, near the corner of Academy Place. More details on the competitions page

10:30 Judging of decorated bicycles & fancy dress
Entrants must report to the table with trophies on Marjoribanks Street, near the corner of Academy Place. More details on the competitions page

11:00 Principle characters parade
Parade starts from the EU Church and Scout Hall to the Old Academy

11:15 Historical pageant
Join us at the front of the Old Academy to watch our children do us proud

Leaves the Old Academy & parades the town by way of Marjoribanks Street, Drumcross Road, Torphichen Street, Waverley Street, Livery Street, George Street, South Bridge Street and Glasgow Road

13:15 Procession arrives at Meadow Park

13:30 The Procession Park Festival
Come to Meadow park for an afternoon you won’t forget.




Circus Avago

Various activities between 1pm and 5pm

Ever wanted to run off to the circus?

Now’s your chance to try!

Walk the tightrope, ride unicycles, juggle, diabolo, plate spinning, stilts, Chinese ribbons
and much more in this non-stop session for all ages.

Wonder Wheelers

Various activities between 1pm and 5pm

Weird and wacky bicycles!

Unicycles, Penny Farthings, bendy bikes, tall bikes, mini-bikes and mini-tandems, eccentric wheelers, circus bikes and more!

Gaming Van

Various activities between 1pm and 5pm

The Gaming Van

An awesome new Multi player gaming experience packed with the latest consoles, gadgets and games for an amazing gaming experience.


Alexander The Great

1:30pm & 3:30pm (60 min)

Join Alexander The Great!

You will in for a fun-filled magic show that involves all the children and encourages full audience participation!

Each session will be finished off with balloon modelling.


2:30pm to 3:30pm (3 x 15 mins)

Welcome to Rock ‘n’ Tots

Over 3 separate 15 minute sessions we will bring structured musical sessions that provide fun, learning and the opportunity to bond for both parents/carers and children through the power of rock and roll! Toddler’s from 18 months to 3 years.

Reptizoo Encounters

Various activities between 2pm and 5pm

Discover the wonderful world of wildlife at ReptiZoo Encounters filled with fun, excitement, learning experiences for all!

Come along and meet our rescue animals from bearded dragons to chickens and snakes, even get that chance to meet a tarantula or chameleon up close.

Drop in activities

Face Painting: 1pm – 5pm

Hair Braiding: 1pm – 5pm

Coconut Shy: 1pm – 5pm


Yes sir, I can boogie but I need a certain song!

Now That’s What I Call Indie


‘NOW That’s What I Call Indie’ is a Tribute to Britpop and Indie Music from the 80’s, 90’s and Noughties.

Featuring the lead singer from Noel Gallaghers High Flying Carpets this show will have you singing from start to finish featuring hits from Oasis, Blur, Kasabian, James, Stereophonics, Ocean Colour Scene, Pulp, Courteeners, Primal Scream plus many many more.


The Railway Tavern

Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves


Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves are known for their electrifying live performances with an impressive track record on larger stages.

They have graced the lineup of renowned festivals such as TRNSMT, Tenement Trail, and Party at the Palace while supporting notable acts like The Snuts, Kyle Falconer, and most recently, Lewis Capaldi.

2023 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut album, “Unmask The Circus”, through Assai Records which went straight to Number 1 in the Scottish album charts.


The Conveyancing Practice

The White Doves


The White Doves stand out as an absolute must for any event, captivating audiences in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, and beyond.

Featuring Amy Hawthorn and Jake Poynter on lead vocals, The White Doves specialize in delivering the biggest rock and pop hits that guarantee a packed dance floor from the very first note until the final encore.

They have performed at events all over the country, including the main stage at Edinburgh’s annual Torchlight Festival in front of 25,000 people.


Property Connections

The Spring Solutions Arena

W3L Wrestling

1:30pm & 2:50pm (40 mins)

The stars of the World Wide Wrestling League will be bringing body slams and flying elbows in action packed wrestling matches.

Get ready for 4 action packed bouts of 1 v 1 matches finished off by a 6 man over the top rope RUMBLE!

Finally you will be able to have a meet and greet with your wrestling stars! Exciting contests that will have the whole family on the edge of their seat!

Stannage International Stunt Team

2:10pm & 3:30pm (40 mins)

Established by Mark Stannage in the year 2000 the Stannage Stunt Team brings excitement to audiences of all ages.

Current team manager Aaron Stannage has over 24 years experience and specializing in car, motorbike, fire and high fall stunts, Aaron has performed some of the most spectacular
stunts ever seen on film or TV.

This world record breaking stunt team have performed their shows all over Europe and the Middle East, don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the UK’s top stuntmen.

The Bands

4:10pm & 4:30pm (15 mins)

To get us warmed up and ready for the mass bands parade the World Champion Pipe Band and one of Scotland’s leading Brass Bands will delight us with their outstanding musical skills!

17:00 Massed bands parade

Parade commences from Meadow Park to George Street

Unfortunately due to lack of volunteers there will be no Torchlight Procession or Fireworks this year.

We need help from the community to put on the best day we can for our town. If you can volunteer your time or help with fundraising then go to the Help Us menu for ideas & how best to contact the committee.