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Street Fayre Stays Dry

Despite terrible weather forecasts, the weather gods were kind and miraculously it stayed dry throughout the day until just after the very end, when the skies opened. Fortunately, by then most of the gazebos had been safely packed away, so we were very lucky.

The King & Queen (Michael Mulvany and Ailsa Adamson) accompanied by attendants (Angus Anderson, William O’Farrell, Lily Bell and Aimee Johnston) did a great job at this year’s Street Parade and were led by local piper Murray O’May and two street performers from Urban Circus. Children involved in the Fancy Dress Competition and representatives from local community groups also joined in the Parade.  Special thanks to local community police officers who helped with traffic management on the day, the bands who provided entertainment on the day (The Grand Boys and Jazz Pack), Kippen Cloggies who gave a demonstration of their fancy foot work and Skinner’s for their special Street Fayre ‘Scottish’ sausage rolls –  made from the winning haggis- inspired recipe submitted by Fraser Chamberlain. Thanks also to Struthers and Scott Vets for the Fun Dog Show, to all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes and of course, to everyone involved in the Organising Committee for all their hard work to plan this year’s event.

As always, children and parents embraced the Fancy Dress Competition. The theme for this year was ‘The Greatest Showman’ and the winners were:

pre-school – Kit Gooden (Strongman) and Isla Stewart (Pop Corn Seller)

P1 – 3 – Fraser Chamberlain (Cannon) and Lucy Wilson (Bearded Lady)

P4 – 5 – Reece Crawford – Strongman

All being well we look forward to another successful Street Fayre on Sat 13th June 2020.

Elsbeth Campbell