Procession in the Park 2014 brings you the best outdoor entertainment available. A wide and varied programme ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy. We welcome back to Bathgate two of our main attractions and say hello to one making their first appearance at...Read More
The event was started by the trustees of the Old Bathgate Academy in 1844 to commemorate the school’s founding. The procession began as a Founder’s Day Parade on April 17, 1844, in remembrance of John Newland’s contribution to the building of Bathgate Academy.
School pupils marched from The Academy that day to The High Church and the day was designated a holiday for the town by Newland Trustees who believed the date commemorated Newland’s birthday. And in 1849 after the service in the parish church, the pupils paraded through the town and began the tradition of a parade.
Procession in the Park 2014 brings you the best outdoor entertainment available. A wide and varied programme ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy. We welcome back to Bathgate two of our main attractions and say hello to one making their first appearance at Procession in the Park. In the live music marquee we have two bands also making their first appearance. You can read more about these acts on the next few pages. Procession in the Park brings you the best the outdoor entertainment world has to offer and although this doesn’t come cheap, entry to Procession in the Park is free. This is your day, so regardless of what the weather brings please come and join us at the Meadow Park on Procession afternoon. Have a great time!
Orator 2015 – Euan Ure Dunsmore
Euan, born April 7th 1940 in Dundas Street, Bathgate was the son of Jeanie & Bill Dunsmore. He has early childhood memories of playing at Balbardie House and later Athol Terrace. Education started at Mid Street Primary School and then The Academy where education became important and useful.
Nights out would be to The Corn Exchange or Palais de Dance, where Euan met his wife Margaret. They married in 1953 and have two children, Mary and Bruce.
Working life for Euan began at 14 while still at school, being expected to earn a bit of a living shoveling coal. An early lesson – get an indoor job with no heavy lifting!…