Carnival time in Wester Hailes was always extensively covered by the Sentinel. Back in the early 1980s, the celebrations stretched to a week, packed with activities and events for all ages. By the 1990s, it was more of a day but still very popular. As well as area wide celebrations, most local neighbhourhoods also held their own Gala Days. You can read more about the Wester Hailes carnival here.