Success for fourth Super Saturday

Fourth Super Saturday in Fraserburgh.
Fourth Super Saturday in Fraserburgh.

The fourth and final Super Saturday, which took place at the town centre at the weekend, has been hailed a huge
success by its organisers.

The theme of the fourth market-based community event was farming, with hundreds of local people and visitors turning out to sample produce and enjoy the entertainment.

Visitors had the chance to look around the stalls, watch cookery demonstrations and see old and new tractors which were on display at Saltoun Square. A number of sheep were taken into the town centre for Super Saturday, complete with their own pen made of hay. Visitors also had the chance to sample produce from Fraserburgh itself, including products from Tesco and the recently-opened Asda store.

To the surprise and delight of onlookers, there was a flashmob dance, courtesy of Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society, to make the final Super Saturday go out with a bang.

Adding to the cultural vibe, visitors could go along to ‘The Big Picture’ exhibition by artist Mary May, who had a range of large oil and acrylic paintings on display.

During the course of the day, a survey was carried out to gauge public opinion on the four Super Saturdays.

Commenting, Super Saturday organiser Ann Bell said: “This was a real example of community spirit and shows that when a community works together we can make anything happen.

“The Super Saturdays were supported by young and old alike. Not only were the markets good for regeneration and economic development, they were also a day out for the whole family to experience.

“They truly have been Super Saturdays and they wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the volunteers.”

Commenting on how the Super Saturdays have affected weekend trading, Maitland’s Managing Director John Maitland said: “The Super Saturdays event as organised by the Fraserburgh Forward Business Association is encouraging many new visitors to shop in the town centre.

“Last Saturday there was a real buzz about the town and in our shop which is great for the local retailers and for community spirit.

“I am very proud to see how our efforts to improve the shopping environment in Fraserburgh are being rewarded and that the local shops are busier as a result.”

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