Success for Fraserburgh’s Mid Summer Ball

This year's Mid Summer Ball in action.
This year's Mid Summer Ball in action.
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Fraserburgh’s Mid Summer Ball took on a very exotic theme this year as guests danced the night away at the event which was held at the Leisure Centre recently.

As guests arrived, they were greeted with a choice of cocktails and an array of colourfully decorated tables.

The table decorations were donated courtesy of Shaika Anderson this year, with giant-sized cocktails on each table adding to the exotic theme.

A three-course dinner was served during the evening and guests were entertained at the beginning of the night by a young magician and Fraserburgh’s ‘Balloon Mannie’.

Great fun was had with a ‘heads and tails’ game and the winners were treated to a night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, with wine included, courtesy of the New Pitsligo Arms Hotel. The second winner received an afternoon cocktail tea party courtesy of The Seaview Hotel, Boddam.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by the three young musicians from Caithness known as ‘Eclipse’. They kept the party atmosphere going throughout the night with a fantastic mix of music - including ceilidh music for part of the evening.

The evening’s raffle prizes and auction items were very generously donated by local businesses and the auction item which received the highest bid in the Silent Auction was a pair of watercolours by Carn Standing. The paintings were donated by fund-raising group FISSH.

Many other local businesses donated generously to the Christmas lights fund directly, ensuring Fraserburgh is a brighter place in December.

Organisers of the event would like to express their grateful thanks to those who donated their time and to the Christmas Lights project for making sure everything is in place in time for the town centre Late Night Christmas Event and the arrival of Santa Claus.

The joint committee is made up by Rotarian and hostess for the evening Ann Bell, chairperson of the Fraserburgh Forward Business Association (FFBA) Gillian Bain, FFBA Committee Members Carolyn May, Emma-Jayne May, Emma-Jayne Stephen, FFBA Vice-Chairperson Ruth Garden and Secretary Jozefine Duthie.

Photography for the evening was provided by Cara Mitchell Photography, and a full album for the event can be viewed on her Facebook page at