Blue Light Festival is back

Firefighters demonstrate cutting out a passenger from a smashed car at last year's Blue Light Festival.
Firefighters demonstrate cutting out a passenger from a smashed car at last year's Blue Light Festival.

The ever-popular annual Blue Light Festival is set to return to Fraserburgh this weekend.

The event will start at 12.30pm this Sunday, May 10, at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre and the Royal British Legion Pipe Band will be starting the afternoon off in style.

Outside the Leisure Centre, there will be all the different vehicles from the emergency services as well as a barbeque, lots of stalls and entertainment.

In attendance will be vehicles from Mountain Rescue; the Wildlife Unit trailor; the dog unit; a diving unit vehicle; a traffic department vehicle; and response vehicles.

Another addition to this year’s line-up will be a school liaison officer who will be present with a mobile drug testing kit.

Inside the Leisure Centre, visitors will be treated to Zumba dancing, the Southpark School Choir, dancers from 6.1.0 Dance Academy, Skip to the Beat and belly dancers.

There will also be a host of stalls, with the following firms and organisations confirming attendance:

S&J Balloons; Fancy Feet Socks; Sweet Treats; Sweet Masquerade; RNLI Souvenirs; Books and Cards for CHAS; Scouts; Little Madamz; Cats Protection; Star Crafts; Fraserburgh Area Tourism Group; Stroke Club; Embroidery; the Fire Brigade; International Rescue Corp.; Dippity Doo Dahs; Kim’s Cupcake; Bow Tastic; Party Bakes; Crafty Allsorts; Gamrie Candles; CLAN; Eye Cancer Trust; Sick Children’s Trust; All Things Princess; Scottish Lighthouses; Sea Cadets; UCAN; Cystinosis; Buchan Crafters; Pink Rose Gift Co.; Crossroads; Morag’s Knits; Police Scotland; the Red Cross; Sparkly Bottles and Glasses; and Tina for Zimbaba.

So there will be lots for everyone to see and do.

Organisers are inviting visitors to the event to make a donation as they come into the main hall.

After the event, all the money raised will be given to the groups who come to entertain the public on the day.

Are you going to the Blue Light Festival? If so, send in your pictures via the usual email address and we might include them in the Herald!