All roads lead to Fettercairn

Fettercairn archs
Fettercairn archs

Fettercairn is the place to be next week, with a jam-packed schedule of events leading up to the annual Gala Day.

The Gala Committee are making final preparations for the event next Saturday, June 7, and are hoping for a spell of good weather to add to the enjoyment.

This year the gala will be opened by Mrs Gaye Thornton-Kemsley who has a long association with the Fettercairn and Laurencekirk area.

The treasure hunts have already taken place, but there is plenty more opportunity to join the fun.

The quiz night is tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm - you can enter a team on the night - and the bingo on Monday, June 2, will start at 7pm.

Next Thursday (June 5) will see the Fisher Folk coming to Fettercairn Hall at 7.30pm. They are new to Fettercairn, and with Angus Thow on guitar and lead vocals, Willie Williamson guitar and vocals, Bobby Gowans, bodrain and vocals, Ian Mackie, drummer, and Rab Thompson, vocals a great night’s entertainment is assured.

The group have been performing traditional Scottish and Irish songs, ballads and sea shanties for many years.

In recent times they have had two successful tours of Ireland, played in the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, The Tartan Hearts Festival, Belladrum and the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival for the last five years.

Tickets are still available at the Fettery Shoppe or the Post office or by contacting Helen Thomson on 01561 340309.

On Gala Day itself, look out for the children’s It’s a Knockout, bowling competition, dancing displays, tombola, bouncy castles, stalls and various sideshows.

There will also be plenty of refreshments with the burger stall teas and beer tent on hand to whet your appetite.