A week of Family Fun!
The 54th Peterhead scottish Week kicks off on Saturday 18th July in Drummers Corner with the crowning of this year’s Buchan Queen, Shauni Bremner and her two attendants Kimberley Kaminski and Suzanne Walker.
STV’s Rebecca Curran will carry out the crowning honours as the first day of the weeklong festivities is crammed with entertainment.
The big news this year is that The Blades Aerobatic Display Team (sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority) are back to Peterhead following two aborted attempts last year due to fog. The world class display team will be hoping for clear skies this year as they entertain the crowds on Friday 24th July at the Lido.
Scottish Week can boast not one tribute band but two! Definitely Oasis and the appropriately named Abba-A-Rival will each host concerts during Scottish Week. Tickets have already been selling fast for these events so both look to be great nights.
No Scottish Week would be complete without the classic events – the ASCO Carnival Parade is to feature one or two surprises this year, and the Bay Swim and Raft Race (sponsored by NorthBay Pelagic) have been gaining an increase in participants in recent years.
Over 60 events take place during Scottish Week 2015 – be sure to purchase the official programme for all the details. The programme is now available from the following retailers –
Clerkhill Co-op / Clerkhill Pharmacy / Neish / R S McColls / ASDA / Peterhead Motors / Towerhill Stores / WH Smith / Micro Movies / Something Special / HomeStyle / Bon Bons / M&B / Buchanhaven Pharmacy / Buchanhaven Co-op / Best One (Blackhouse Terrace) / D E Milne / West End Butcher20-07-2014
Heavy rain and thunder didn’t dampen spirits as the 2014 Buchan Queen, her Princesses and Junior Princesses were officially crowned on Saturday.
Deja Vu DJ Ryan Murdoch kicked off the celebrations in Drummers Corner with the latest tunes to help build the party atmosphere as host and Scottish Week vice chairperson, Scott Ross, welcomed everyone to the 53rd Scottish Week.
Touted as being the best dance team in Aberdeenshire, the 6.1.0. Dance Academy from Fraserburgh got the afternoon entertainment off to an energetic start with around 20 dancers having the crowd cheering and clapping along.
Then it was time for a Disney Sing-a-long with local performers taking turns to sing their favourite disney tunes, much to the delight of those young and young at heart in the audience.
It was then time for Scottish Week regulars, the Lawrence Dance Academy to showcase their routines of traditional highland dancing.
The local dance school have been involved with Scottish Week since the 1970’s and there were plenty of mums and dads looking on proudly.
Barbara Ann Burnett was then introduced and sang a number of doric and scots folks songs.
She had been approached by the committee following her regular appearance at the Sea Songs & Salty Tales event.
Just prior to the entrance of the Buchan Queen into Drummers Corner, Scott had a special surprise for the crowd.
It appeared as though members of the audience started to sing in a flash-mob sing-a-long of the well known hymn ‘Amazing Grace’.
Singers representing almost every church in Peterhead had come together to sing and the results had the crowd applauding.
The sounds of the Fraserburgh Pipe Band could then be heard as the royal trio made their way to Drummers Corner.
Scott then welcomed Scottish Week chairperson Terry Moran to share her opening remarks, before introducing Provost Jill Webster to the stage.
The Provost was excited to be back in Peterhead and was looking forward to her first Scottish Week.
She then give an uplifting and positive message to the townsfolk before it was time to have this year’s Buchan Queen and Princesses on stage.
Scott briefly spoke to each girl in turn, Stacey Robson, Ashley Mae Stephen and joked with Buchan Queen Natasja Kaminski about their mutual fondness of “selfies”.
This gave Scott the perfect excuse to have Peterhead’s biggest community selfie with the huge crowd in the background of the photo.
Provost Webster was then asked to crown this year’s girls and the Junior Princesses; Jessica Taylor, Jenna Hurangee and Taylor Wilson, were full of smiles before being simultaneously crowned by Provost Webster, Terry Moran and Scottish Week President Elaine Cay.
After the crowning ceremony was over, the girls headed off to visit local care homes.07-06-2014
Peterhead Scottish Week will welcome some very special guests on Sunday 20th July. The Can-Am Pipes and Drums band will be touring Scotland throughout July and have scheduled to make an appearance during Scottish Week.
The band will firstly attend the traditional Sunday Service at the Peterhead Old Parish Church before heading a walking parade from Kirk Street to Eden Park. The parade will feature a number of local organisations and set to begin a great afternoon of events on the first Sunday of Scottish Week. Read More