Food-themed Super Saturday hailed a hit

This month's Super Saturday took on a foodie theme.
This month's Super Saturday took on a foodie theme.

This month’s foodie-themed Super Saturday in Fraserburgh has been hailed as a great day of family fun by its organisers.

As well as friends and family having the chance to meet up with each other, visitors were able to sample some of the fantastic food and drinks on offer in the North-east.

Tasting sessions were available at all food-seller stalls and the Super Saturday Tasting Stall had a constant stream of visitors throughout the day, with Webster’s Bakery of High Street presenting a delicious selection of tray bakes at the Tasting Stall.

Afternoon Tea was a popular theme in many of the local shop windows during Super Saturday weekend.

Ann Bell and Restaurateur William Amps of Heath Hill Hotel, Memsie, were on hand to deliver cookery demonstrations, proving how much of an interest Super Saturday visitors have in cooking. William cooked a delicious Thai Fish Curry, while Ann’s Seafood Bruschetta was a great way to use up left over ingredients.

The children’s activities on Super Saturdays this month included Star Jump Leisure giving youngsters the chance to trial their brand new Minion Bouncy Castle for free. There was also free face painting at the Saturday Shack where Pauline Dunbar had a very busy day.

Another star attractions of Super Saturday was Fraserburgh’s adapted bike for wheelchair users which allows disabled people to get involved in cycling alongside friends and family. The adapted bike is available for hire at Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre. There may be a small charge introduced at some point to help cover maintenance costs but, at the moment, hiring is free.

Organisers have said the public feedback on the Broch’s Super Saturday events has been overwhelmingly positive and on Saturday the consensus from those attending seemed to be they want them to continue as they encourage people to visit the town centre and to stay longer.

The final event for this year will be the Festive Super Saturday on December 13 following on from Fraserburgh’s Late Night Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, November 28.

If you are 16 years or under and have an interesting story to tell about life in the North-east you can enter the Christmas Writing Competition and the winners will be announced by the three judging authors - Mark Jackson, Anna Champney and Doug Simpson - on December 13.

Your entry must be received by December 5 with your age and contact details. Send your entry either by email to fraserburgh.super.saturdays @gmail.com or post it to Fraserburgh Super Saturdays Coordinator Anne Gostling at 56 High Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9HP.

Super Saturdays benefit from the enthusiastic support of Aberdeenshire Council and will continue into 2015.

If you wish to become a Super Saturday volunteer or you would like to have a stall at a future event contact the coordinator Anne Gostling at fraserburgh.super.Saturdays@gmail.com or telephone 01346 510245.