There are few more satisfying accolades for a Bo’ness woman than to be selected to crown the Children’s Fair queen-elect.
And this year that honour will fall to Margaret Ainslie, of Marchlands Terrace.
Margaret (75) is married to former North Street shoe retailer Lennox Ainslie.
Len is a former convener of Bo’ness Community Council and a long-serving stalwart of the Bo’ness Children’s Fair committee.
Said Margaret: “I’m used to being in the background while Len does all the voluntary jobs!
“However, I have to say I am quite delighted to have been invited to crown Queen-elect Ellie Sneddon at this year’s Children’s Fair.
“I was a bit stunned to be asked but it is beginning to sink in and now I’m a little apprehensive about the whole thing!
“It’s quite an honour to have been asked to carry out this lovely task.”
The Ainslies moved to Bo’ness i n 1975 and quickly became part of community life.
The couple have a son, Lennox Scott Ainslie, and two grandchildren, Jessica (11) and Thomas (9).
Said fair chairman Jim Stewart: “I was delighted to be able to invite Margaret to crown the queen-elect this year and even more delighted when she agreed to do so.
“It’s natural to be a bit apprehensive but with a bit of rehearsal and coaching I’m sure she will do a wonderful job on Friday, June 26.”
In a change from the current situation, Bo’ness Children’s Fair 2016 will not be held on the last day of the school session, as has been the custom for many years.
The 2015-16 school session will conclude on Wednesday, June 29, and next year’s fair will be held the preceeding Friday, June 24.
The fair committee were advised of the changes by Falkirk Council.