Friday 22nd July

6 – 8 pm ONLY             Collecting tins to be picked up from Assembly Rooms. Children under 16 must have an adult to sign out the tins.


Saturday 23rd July

2pm                  5k run for adults, £5. 1 mile fun run/walk for children, £1.

Register at boating shed from 1-1.45pm. Refreshments after run.

6pm                  Gala Walking Entrants judging at Riverside beside Rose Gardens

7pm                  Crowning of Gala Queen at Riverside Car Park.

                        Guest Speaker: Murray Lamont, followed by procession of floats.

9.30pm             Presentation of Prizes at Assembly Rooms. Snacks available.


Sunday 24th July

 7.30am            Wick Gala Walk-on Open at Wick Golf Club. Tee open from                                7.30 am, play all day. Prize-giving on Thursday night.                      

11am - PracticeCaithness Autocross Club – 6TH round of Championships.

1pm –               Sibster Mains, Reiss. Weather Permitting. Refreshments available

competition       on field. For more info call Graeme Henderson on 07881584149.

3pm                  Blessing of the Fleet at Wick Fishmart by Captain Morag Sabiston

from the Salvation Army


Monday 25th July

                        Judging of Scarecrows

11am                Despicable Me film showing at Pulteney Centre, £2 entry.          

11am – 1pm      Riverside Nursing Home fun day for Residents & Guests.

2pm                  Children’s Dog show, Boating Shed, Riverside. Entry £2.

2 – 3pm            Seaview Nursing Home fun day for Residents & Guests.

6.30pm             Gymkhana ,Riverside, £10 per rider. Contact Ashleigh Campbell on 07716 596 164 for further information.

6.30 & 7.30pm   Caithness Sea Coast Tours from Wick Harbour – Booking essential - £12, Tel 01955 609200.

6.30pm             Children’s Cycle Races – Entrants must be under 14 – enter on the night £2.

7pm                  Gala Open Pairs Bowling, Rosebank Playing Fields.

7.30pm             “That Was The Wick That Was" - Stories & pictures of Wick over the last 150 years. From The Johnston Collection by Eric Farquhar. At Pulteney Centre. £5.

8pm                  Family Quiz, Assembly Rooms Price £2 per person, maximum 6 people per team.         


Tuesday 26th July

11am                Baby Show, Assembly Rooms – Admission £2.

2-3.30pm          Children’s cupcake decorating, ages 5-15, £5. Assembly Rooms. Book in advance, phone Lyn on 07808 510 409. Bring an apron and rolling pin.

7pm                  Children’s fancy dress, Braehead, Wick – Register by 6.45pm.

7.30pm             Whist Drive, Assembly Rooms -  £2 with refreshments

7.45pm             Seven Gates 10th Anniversary Celebration with guest speaker Willie Watt and 2006 Gala Queen Chloe Bunch. At Wick Harbour gates followed by refreshments at the Old Herring Mart where the 2006 school children’s artwork  dvd will be shown.


Wednesday 27th July

2pm                  Children’s Walking Treasure Hunt, Boating shed – Admission £2, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

2pm                  Senior Citizens Treat, Assembly Rooms, tea and music.

5- 7pm only       Sweet and Savoury Evening, Assembly Rooms. £3 entry for Primary School Children, £6 for 12 years and over.

6.30pm             Car Treasure Hunt, £5 per car starting at the Assembly Rooms

6.30 & 7.30pm   Caithness Sea Coast Tours from Wick Harbour – Booking essential - £12 Tel 01955 609200.

7.30pm             The story of illicit whisky making for 15 years in the 1930's on top of Newton Hill by Wullag Thomson (for 15 years the police and excise couldn't catch him). In music, story and song by Nancy Nicolson in Pulteney Centre. £5.

8pm                  Bottle Top Bingo, Francis Street Club.

8pm                  Scottish Variety Show, Pipe Band Hall, Wick – Tickets £6/£4 concession, includes refreshments.


Thursday 28th July

10.30am – 4pmCaithness Quilters Exhibition, Assembly rooms, £3.

12 – 4pm          Mini-mudder obstacle course and barbeque.  Wick Riverside playpark, entry £2. Wear suitable clothing/footwear and bring a change of clothes. You will get wet and muddy.

7.30pm             The Generation Game, Assembly Rooms. Wick’s version of the classic TV show. £5 adults, £3 primary children.

8pm                  Wick Golf Club presentation of prizes.


Friday 29th July

10am & 11am    Teddy Bears picnic, 2 sessions, for under 5’s, entry £4 includes picnic, book in advance, call Katrona on 07843 084 095.

10am                Boogie Bounce exercise class for children, £2 at Harpers Bar.

10.45am            Boogie Bounce exercise class for adults, £3 at Harpers Bar.

7.30pm             Strictly Come Dancing EveningSOLD OUT.


Saturday 30th July

12 –3pm           Fayre in the Square, stalls and a programme of entertainment.

7.30pm             Pipe Band & Highland Dancers, Market Square, Wick.

8pm                  Barbeque, Riverside. Enjoy a tasty kipper.

9.30pm             Bonfire Lantern Walk. Meeting at the Lantern Tent at Riverside, behind the side-shows. Lanterns available, £3.

10pm                Fireworks display by Fireworx Scotland.

Multi-day Events

Wick Heritage Museum, Bank Row, Wick – £4, children 50p. Monday 25th –

Saturday 30th 10.30 – 3.45pm


Wick Voices – Wick Society Oral History Section is holding an open session in the

Old Herring Mart. People are invited to share memories of their school days.

Monday – Thursday 10-4, evenings on request.


Isabella Fortuna and Heritage Mart will be open to view. Monday, Wednesday and

Friday 10 – 1.


Caithness Creative Festival at PPP. Friday  22nd – Sunday 24th July. Event

Showcasing Arts, crafts, jewellery etc. Opening night on the 22nd. Open to the

public to view and workshops  in the 23rd and 24th.


Red Herring Competition - £1 – Forms from Post Office, High street


Scarecrow competition – Scarecrows to be displayed during Gala Week.

Judging on Monday night, categories: Residential, Business &Traditional.

Entry forms from Cameo.


Gala Week raffle: 1st prize a barrow of booze, 2nd prize a bucket of booze and 3rd

prize a bottle of booze. Tickets available at most events, £2


Trophy to be awarded for best dressed shop window. Theme: Scarecrows

Volunteers welcome to help count the money in the Assembly Rooms on Sunday 24th July from 10am – 4pm.

Gala Queen

Robyn Aitkenhead


Erin Anderson & Kayleigh Robertson


Abby Dunbar, Eve Miller, Alyssa Mowatt, Ashlynn Ross


Thomas Merchant

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all shopkeepers and traders of Wick who so generously donated prizes; those who supply transport and the numerous people who helped behind the scenes to make Gala Week a success.

Our thanks also go to you, the public, for your continued support and never-ending generosity.