Youngsters in Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge are counting the sleeps till the Gala Day tomorrow (Saturday).
And the special honour of being queen-elect has gone to Ruby Hudson of Preston Court.
Ruby (11), is a P7 pupil at Linlithgow Primary, and this week she felt quite calm about the big day.
She said: “It’s all going well. We don’t have a lot of things to do. We just have the scaffolding to go up for the house and that is happening on Thursday.”
The family have gone for a beekeeping theme.
Ruby added: “We decided to make the house into a beehive. My mum keeps bees in Linlithgow so we thought this was a good idea.
“It’s been a lot of hard work for everybody, but my mum made it and I’ve helped her. I won’t really know what it looks like until it goes up this week but I think it’ll be great.
“I have my dress and I’m not sure what I’m doing with my hair yet, but I feel quite prepared. I’m a bit nervous about my speech, but I’ve been at rehearsals so I know that I go on stage to be crowned and then I’ll give out prizes for the arches and the competitions.”
Come rain or shine, Ruby is certain the Gala Day will be one she remembers for the rest of her life.
She added: “I am really excited. I don’t really mind whether we are in the Peel or in the church, it will be a fun day anyway. I’m not worried about it, and all my classmates are looking forward to it as well.”
Linlithgow Primary School were also delighted to have Ruby as their very own Gala Queen.
*If you recycle your glass this week and next, West Lothian Council will weigh it and give Linlithgow And Linlithgow Bridge Gala Day a payment towards the Gala Day. Bottle banks are located at Sainsburys car park and the community recycling centre on Braehead Road.