Burry Man’s tour of South Queensferry at Ferry Fair

The Burry Man is said to ward off evil spirits
The Burry Man is said to ward off evil spirits

The Burry Man is gearing up for his moment in the spotlight at this year’s Ferry Fair and the Queen-elect is ready to wear the crown.

Events kicked off on Sunday, August 9, with the Alan Meldrum community rowing challenge, with five-a-side football, children’s races and a family fun day keeping everyone busy throughout the week.

The Burry Man will start his procession on Friday, August 14 at 8.45am at the Stag’s Head pub and will meander through town all day, appearing on the High Street at 4.20pm, until he finishes back at the pub at 6pm.

Andrew Taylor is the Burry Man for the fourth year running and he said he still gets nervous.

On Friday evening there will be a selection of events taking place on the High Street, including a fancy dress party at 6pm and sporting challenges like the Bellstane Walk and the Unclimbable Ladder.

On Saturday the Queen’s Procession leaves Queensferry High School at 10.30am and will proceed along Station Road for a tour of the burgh.

At 11.15am the Queen-elect, along with her court, various bands and a selection of impressive floats, led by the town crier, will take to the stage after appearing on Stewart Terrace, Hopetoun Road and the High Street.

Queensferry Community Brass Band will entertain the crowd gathering to watch new Gala Queen Alexandra Lane receive her crown from Gracious Lady Moira Sinclair.

The herald is Ryan Thompson from Queensferry Primary School and all the Posy Girls and Escorts are from Dalmeny, St Margaret’s and Echline Primary Schools.

For more information visit www.ferryfair.co.uk