Carnival plans gather pace

ORGANISERS of Burnfoot Carnival are calling on the town’s strong men (and women) to take part in a tug-of-war competition at this year’s event on July 7.

They are appealing for clubs or pubs to get involved and form teams of six to take part. Entry is £20 per team which will be paid out in prize money as well as a trophy for the winners.

Carnival chairman Ian Middlemass (pictured) said: “We would also like all past Carnival Queens and Carnival Cornets to get in touch as we would like them to be part of the parade at the start. They will get free entry on the day and free hospitality with the new Cornet and his Lass.”

There are also spaces for stalls still available. Mr Middlemass added: “The arrangements are going well with ten bands confirmed as well as Slaters shows and a number of stalls.”

To enter a team or for more information contact Mr Middlemass on 07712604729 or