Queens for a Day: Research File


Project lead Ria Sloan’s film ‘Memories of Leith Pageant and Gala Day’ captures some of the oral history and photographic material collected throughout the project.

Additional material relating to Gala Day including; oral history, print and photographic material uncovered in archives associate with local organisations, alongside personal collections of residents.

Further contents to be listed shortly



Project Lead Ria Sloan


Related Events:

Current Exhibition, ‘Queens for a Day’, at the People’s Story Museum  (15 December – 11 March 2018)

Opening: Wed-Sat, 10am – 5pm and Sundays, 12pm – 5pm.

Leith in Film, archive films of Leith from across the 20th century. (5 August – 2 September 2017)

Queens for a Day, story sharing at Custom House. (11 – 18 June 2017)


Queens for a Day – Pageants and Parades in Leith

Keywords: Archives, Gala, Gala Day, Leith, Leith Gala, People’s Story, Leith in Film, Heritage.