‘Arrrrrrrrr’ bour Festival has a little bit of everything

The Stonehaven Harbour Festival is over now for another year as three local clubs have started counting the money raised.

Sunday saw plenty of stalls on offer at the popular event, ranging from politics and food to bric-a-brac and the chance to sponsor a brick for the Kidney Dialysis Unit.

Tahlia Fyfe gives Finlay Stewart from Mackie Rugby Club a soaking in the stocks. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Tahlia Fyfe gives Finlay Stewart from Mackie Rugby Club a soaking in the stocks. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Newtonhill Pipe Band got things under way mid-morning with former Aberdeen and Scotland boss, Craig Brown, officially opening the day.

Events during the day included the sandcastle competition, raft race and demonstrations by the RNLI

Organisers posted on Facebook on Monday: “A big thank you to everyone turning up at the harbour yesterday to make it a great day. The organisers hope you all enjoyed the entertainment and attractions we put on.

“To all the stall holders who had a stall we hope you made some money.

Newtonhill Pipe Band in action. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Newtonhill Pipe Band in action. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

“Once we have counted out the money received for the dialysis unit we will post on here.

“A big thank you to Craig Brown for coming down to open the event and buying the First Golden brick of our Brick Buy Brick initiative for the dialysis unit.

“Thank you to the RNLI, Sea Cadets, Survival Craft Inspectorate, Coastguards, McLachlan Marine for their displays. Thanks to the skiff racers for bringing the first ever skiff racing to Stonehaven with boats from Collieston, Catterline, Portsoy and Portsoy

“Thanks to Mearns FM for keeping everyone informed what was going on.”

The rowing race with RNLB Bon Accord in the background. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The rowing race with RNLB Bon Accord in the background. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Andy Thompson and reporter Lee McCann took some of these photographs from the event. See more, including video, on our website.

Sonya Swarbrick pictured by her sand castle on the harbour beach. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Sonya Swarbrick pictured by her sand castle on the harbour beach. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The Pirate fancy dress competition. ' 'Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

The Pirate fancy dress competition. ' 'Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

20140823- Stonehaven Harbour Festival. 'Some of the  more experienced pirates. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

20140823- Stonehaven Harbour Festival. 'Some of the more experienced pirates. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

Brody Wallace  and Morven Sim won the Pirate Fancy Dress competition. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Brody Wallace and Morven Sim won the Pirate Fancy Dress competition. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The RNLI gave a demonstration at the Harbour Festival

The RNLI gave a demonstration at the Harbour Festival

Action from the raft race held in the afternoon

Action from the raft race held in the afternoon