Good food, drink and music are guaranteed at Eyemouth’s Kirk Square Kitchen event on Saturday, June 7, from 11am to 6pm.
Showcasing the high quality produce of the eastern Borders, the one day local food and music event has been organised by local traders.
“It’s all about enjoying good food and drink on the day,” explained Kerry Waddell from Oblos restaurant in the town.
“It’s to showcase what we have got in Eyemouth for people to enjoy.”
A similar Kirk Square Kitchen one-day event was held a few years ago as a one-off, following in the path of the port’s hugely successful seafood festivals held in the 1990s.
This year’s event is being held in the same place - in front of Eyemouth Museum - as the first Kirk Square Kitchen, but Kerry is quick to point out that “it’s not just about seafood”.
“We are keeping it simple and if it’s a success maybe we will grow on it.”
A successful application to the National Lottery Awards for All has provided funding for marketing and for the marquee at Kirk Square - so rain will definitely NOT stop play. Eyemouth Museum and Burgons are the two other sponsors of Kirk Square Kitchen.
It really has been a joint effort by many people in the town to get the local food and music event up and running. Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth High School and Intimation Design joined forces to run a competition to produce a new logo for Kirk Square Kitchen.
Eight local businesses have united to put on the event - Foreman’s Butchers, Waddells Fishmongers, Hammond Charcutuerie, Cafe Questo, Oblo Bar & Bistro, Giacopazzi’s with their award winning ice cream, the Indian Brasserie and Ben’s Fudge - and others will be there on the day.
Oblo will be cooking up a seafood chowder, Burgons are organising a crab picking demonstration and rumour has it that there is an oyster eating competition for those brave enough to take part.
Musical entertainment from a wide variety of artistes will go on throughout the day to keep the crowd entertained and the youngsters haven’t been forgotten - there is plenty to keep them occupied, whether they want their faces painted or they want to hear the stories being told in the Masons Hall.