Strichen Park Fun Day

Official opening: Bert Fowlie presenting First Minister Alex Salmond with a framed picture of Strichen Community Park. picutre: Lee McCann
Official opening: Bert Fowlie presenting First Minister Alex Salmond with a framed picture of Strichen Community Park. picutre: Lee McCann

Strichen Community Park Company will host its annual fun day on Sunday, August 14.

Plans for the park, which have been in the pipeline since 1994 when Strichen Community Park Company, (a charitable venture) was incorporated, are now becoming reality following the refurbishment of the gateside lodge.

Stan Tennant, secretary of Strichen Community Park Company, told the Herald: “We have several events in the year to raise funds for the upkeep of the park.

“The annual fun day is our next and will be held on Sunday August 14, kicking-off at 1pm in the park.

“We will have Scottish and Country music supplied by our very popular local live band, Shindig, comprising Stewart Whyte and his daughter, who, once again are very kindly giving of their services free of charge for the benefit of the community.

“There will also be a car boot sale and anyone is welcome to come along and take a site at £5, although it would help if they let me know in advance if they are attending.

“We will also have face painting, bowling, golf games and donkey rides, a whisky wheel, various stalls, and a barbecue with burgers kindly donated by our local butcher, Fowlie’s, an ice cream van, and raffles.

“So, all-in-all, weather permitting, it should be a good day with lots of entertainment for everyone to enjoy.”

Speaking at the official opening of the cafe and restaurant in the refurbished gateside lodge last month, First Minister Alex Salmond expressed how proud he was of the park.

He stated: “It has been a pleasure to see Strichen lake develop into a first-class facility, which will attract thousands of people from far and wide to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and beautiful setting.

“I am immensely proud of the work that has gone into creating this fantastic attraction which the whole community can enjoy. The volunteers who have run the community park deserve all our thanks for the extraordinary work they have devoted to enhancing the facility in the North East of Scotland.”

For further information, or to book a place for the car boot sale, contact Stan Tennant on 01771 637749.