Young Aisling is given royal seal of approval in Ferry

Young Aisling McDonald has a regal date this August when she will be crowned the 2013 Ferry Fair Queen.

The 10-year-old will be crowned by Gracious Lady Mary Porteous before townsfolk on Queensferry’s High Street on Saturday, August 10.

The Journal and Gazette caught up with the St Margaret’s primary six pupil this week at her home, where she said she was “over the moon” at being selected.

She said: “I was shocked at first but also really ecstatic about being chosen.

‘‘All my family are planning to be in Queensferry to see me being crowned, I even have relatives coming over from Ireland.”

This is not the first time Aisling has been involved, as she was a posy girl twice in recent Ferry Fair crowning ceremonies. Her sister Keira (7) is also involved and will be her trainbearer.

As well as school work, Aisling is a busy girl with several hobbies to occupy her time including ice skating, swimming, playing the piano and being a Guide.

Her parents Carolyn and Stewart,too, are excited at the prospect of their daughter being crowned Queen.

Mum said: “Aisling joked when she came home from school saying she didn’t get the roles of ladies-in-waiting and we felt sorry for her. She then told us she had been picked as Queen. We are absolutely thrilled she has been chosen.”