Crowds flock to Super Saturday

Cllr Charles Buchan with William and John Amps from Heathhill Hotel.
Cllr Charles Buchan with William and John Amps from Heathhill Hotel.

Crowds of visitors have once again flocked to Fraserburgh’s Super Saturday event, braving the drizzly weather to take part in the fun.

Last weekend’s Super Saturday took on a fishing theme, with the usual stalls, food demonstrations and family activities on offer.

As well as market stalls and cookery demos, there was also a bouncy chute for younger visitors.

Once again, North East Scotland College was represented at the event - with staff promoting the Scottish Maritime Academy and the range of fishing and Merchant Navy courses which are available at the college.

There was also a packed itinerary of entertainment throughout the day, including dancers and a number of singing acts, including music from the Colours, blues musician Billy Baron and pop music group Star Struck; dancing from Step Up Dance; and a Zumba demonstration.

Further activities included a cookery demonstration by top young chef Kipras Preidys; cup cake making courtesy of Cakerella Cakery; and a craft session organised by local retailer FGS Garden Fairies.

Inside the Saturday Shack, young visitors had the chance to take part in a colouring-in competition - which was sponsored by White Link Fraserburgh - with cash prizes on offer.

And, as part of the community event, Fraserburgh Forward Business Association was pushing its Shop Local and Save at Super Saturday campaign by encouraging visitors to grab a bargain and, at the same time, support their local retailers.

Commenting, organiser Anne Gostling said: “I think the day went very well.

“We had a lot of new stall-holders and stands and a fantastic line-up of entertainment.

“We’re looking forward to the next Super Saturday event on July 12, which is going to be sport-themed and will see the return of the climbing wall.”