MP Whiteford honoured to open Gardenstown gala

MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford and Michael Watt, Gardenstown Harbour Trustees chairman.
MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford and Michael Watt, Gardenstown Harbour Trustees chairman.

Member of Parliament Dr Eilidh Whiteford has hailed the show of support the annual Gardenstown gala has received, having been invited to open the event.

The Banff and Buchan MP performed the official opening at Gardenstown Harbour Gala at the weekend amid glorious sunshine.

The annual gala, held at the village harbour, is an important event in the local calendar and helps to raise a huge sum towards the upkeep of the harbour, which is entirely managed and maintained by local volunteers, and support for other community groups.

Speaking on this year’s Gardenstown gala, Dr Whiteford said: “I’m really pleased that Gamrie scored with the weather on Saturday and saw a tremendous crowd turn out for this important event.

“It’s sometimes very easy to take for granted the work which must go on all year round in our local communities carried out by local volunteers, and Gardenstown is very fortunate to have a highly committed and dedicated team of individuals who work tirelessly to maintain the harbour, and other community amenities.

“I was honoured to be invited to open the gala and I’m delighted to hear that over £7000 was raised. My congratulations to everyone who helped make the day such a huge success.”

This year’s gala saw the event take place on July 27 at the harbour of Gardenstown.

The Fraserburgh lifeboat, ‘Willie and May Gall’, also made an appearance at the Gardenstown gala this year.

The active community at Gardenstown can be contacted via their Facebook page ‘Gardenstown Village Community’ where information on local activities is posted.

Visit them at www.facebook.com/GardenstownVillageCommunity.