Linlithgow Street Fayre is great success

110513  Linlithgow, deacons court street fayre, round table balloon race.
110513 Linlithgow, deacons court street fayre, round table balloon race.

A COLD breeze was not enough to stop droves blowing in for the Deacon’s Court street fayre last Saturday.

The popular Linlithgow event was well supported by residents with hundreds of people enjoying the selection of stalls including delicious doughnuts, best selling books and barrows of bottles, kicked off by the music of the Reed Band which played a selection of well-known tunes.

Deacon’s Court stalwart Barbara Braithwaite, who was on the doughnut stall, said: “It was very successful.

‘‘The street fayre was a great success despite the very cold wind and the Deacon’s Court would like to thank everyone for their support.”

The spectacle that is Linlithgow Round Table’s balloon race at the Cross also proved popular with £1500 raised for local organisations.

The balloons are still flying high and one has already been spotted in Carlisle.

Stuart Thompson at Linlithgow Round Table said: “Local schools and organisations have all benefited and the Round Table would like to thank everyone who has contributed, especially those who donated prizes.

‘‘It is a great way for the whole town to get involved in an event.”

In total there were 184 gold balloons and 576 blue balloons sold, raising a total of £1496.

Star performers in fundraising were Lochside Playgroup (£327), followed by the 4th West Lothian Scouts (£133) and the Rugby Club (£121). Prizes were donated by the Champany Inn, Taste, Lochview Garage, Kingsfield Leisure, Far From The Madding Crowd and Willamscraig Holiday Cottages.