Town is ready to greet new queen

Kirking of Fair Queen Elect 2015
Kirking of Fair Queen Elect 2015

A’’wonderful’’ kirking service on Sunday has set the tone for a memorable Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival today (Friday).

Fair chairman Jim Stewart was in the throes of a BBC interview when the Journal and Gazette caught up with him earlier in the week but made time in his busy schedule to praise the pupils from Kinneil Primary School for their performance in the Old Kirk on Sunday afternoon.

‘‘It was a really lovely service led by thepupils themselves,’’ he said.

‘‘Being at the very front of the church I could not see the whole congregation but I believe there was a very big turn-out.’’

However, all thoughts of Sunday will be banished this morning and its ‘‘eyes to the skies’’ trying to predict whether the open-air coronation in the Glebe Park will go ahead and provide the town with its 107th Bo’ness Children’s Mindsummer Fair Festival queen - or will the unthinkable happen and the event be hurriedly rescheduled within the cramped confines of the town hall?

Certainly, the way the weather has been reluctant to yield up a good summer’s day , good weather can hardly be guaranteed.

Said Mr Stewart: ‘‘It’s Scotland, we’re used to a bit of weather and there is always a plan B. The show will go on and it will be as spectacular as every year.’’