Coronation set to crown superb Ferry Fair Festival

All the children and their bears enjoy the picnic with special guest Bud from the Hub
All the children and their bears enjoy the picnic with special guest Bud from the Hub

The final two days of the 2014 Ferry Fair Festival has arrived.

The focus of attention moves to Queensferry’s historic main thoroughfare with street entertaiment tonight (Friday) and the procession and crowning ceremony tomorrow.

Tonight’s popular entertainment will include the fancy dress competition, the Boundary Races, the Bellstane Walk and, what should be a great spectacle, the Unclimbable Ladder.

The town’s civic week kicked off last Sunday with a teddy bears picnic and an ecumenical service. Both events had been planned for outdoors but the inclement weather forced them to move indoors.

Clear skies and large crowds of spectators, however, greeted Burgess Park on Monday and Tuesday for the junior and youth football tournaments.

On Monday, there were over 140 boys and girls taking part on Monday with the winners being Dalmeny Stars and Ferry Finest.Wednesday evening saw a family fun night staged at the Queensferry Sports Hub and again that was well supported.

Last night, (Thursday) it was back to Burgess Park for the children’s races and a variety of entertainments such as an obstacle course, a rodeo bull and a climbing wall to name but a few.

Today (Friday), the Burry Man, aka Andrew Taylor, returned to Queensferry for his annual perambulation of the town to ward off all evil spirits.

He expects to set off at 8.45am from the Staghead Hotel heading towards Echline. Around 11am, he will be passing along Station Road, Tesco/Dakota Hotel at 2.40pm, Scotmid (The Loan) 3.20pm, The Hawes Inn (4.40pm) and back along the High Street for 6pm. We wish him well!