Queen-elect excited for big day

Queen-elect Martha Maxwell is looking forward to her big day
Queen-elect Martha Maxwell is looking forward to her big day

It is only a matter of days until the 80th Ferry Fair gets underway and this year’s Queen-elect cannot wait for her big day to arrive

Ten-year-old Martha Maxwell will be the centre of attention for the week-long celebration and the St Margaret’s Primary School pupil is excited for her crowning moment next Saturday.

The P7 student said: “I am very excited but also quite nervous.

“I was really happy when I was told I would be the Queen and I am sure the day will be lots of fun.”

Martha along with the rest of the court has been busy in rehearsals this week as everyone prepares for the biggest event in South Queensferry’s calender.

Proud mum Gillian Maxwell described the situation as surreal and said there is still a lot of work to be done.

“We are still transforming our garden into the forest from Narnia as it is Martha’s favourite book.

“Once that is finished our garden will be filled with all the characters from the tale.

“I am surprised at how many people have wished Martha well on her big day.

“I am sure it will be a memorable Ferry Fair for her.”

Martha will lead the procession through the town next weekend in an open top car, something the youngster is looking forward to.

The Ferry Fair gets underway on Monday, August 8.

Events run until Sunday, August 14 when the Allan Meldrum Community Rowing Challenge taking place on the Forth.