The Vikings are coming to the Harbour Festival

Lesley and Her Vikings
Lesley and Her Vikings

With the Fee’ in Market over local clubs, Rotary, Lions and Roundtable are turning their thoughts to the third annual Stonehaven Harbour Festival.

The event is to be held on August 30 at Stonehaven Harbour form 11am.

The theme this year is Vikings and the organisers are very pleased to report that they have managed to get the support of the South Mainland Vikings led by the first ever female “Guizer Jarl,” Lesley Simpson and some of her band of Vikings to attend this years event. The Up Helly Ha festivals held in Shetland in the early part of every year are a striking spectacle and the organisers are looking forward to showing the people of Stonehaven some of the spectacle, although we cannot promise any boat burning.

Along with Vikings, about which more later, there will be the usual sea based activities including, Visit of the Bon Accord lifeboat form Aberdeen, displays by the Stonehaven Inshore Lifeboat, Se Cadets sailing display, Skiff racing, Survival Craft launch, Coast guard display, and the ever popular raft races.

On the quayside there will be the usual charity stalls, teas and other food outlets run by the service clubs and others.

For the kiddies there will be a sand castle competition and fancy dress parade to pick out the best Viking plus the ever popular Bouncy Castles and much more.

All funds raised will go to deserving local charities.

Watch out for more news on the Harbour Festival Facebook Page and Stonehaven Festivals and Events Facebook Page.