Smugglers Trail Extravaganza

Highland dancers entertain the crowd in front of Gunsgreen House during Saturday's fun day.
Highland dancers entertain the crowd in front of Gunsgreen House during Saturday's fun day.

It might have been based on dark deeds undercover of night in the past, but Eyemouth’s recent Smugglers Trail Extravaganza enjoyed huge success in the blazing sunshine this week.

Put on to celebrate the launch of the Smugglers’ Trail at Gunsgreen House, the event saw nearly 1,000 people visit the seaside town to enjoy a variety of food stalls, and be entertained with displays of birds of prey, as well as a performance from the Lynella School of Highland Dancers and live music.

L-r, Declan Richardson, Max Richardson and Jake Richardson all from Eyemouth enjoy a fun day out at Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth.

L-r, Declan Richardson, Max Richardson and Jake Richardson all from Eyemouth enjoy a fun day out at Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth.

Organiser Jenna Shields, assistant manager at Gunsgreen House, was impressed with the turnout.

“It proved very popular,” she said.

“Luckily, we were able to get funding for the stalls and so on, and so many people turned up that in the end we could have gone on into the evening!

“It really was a huge success.”

Adam Burke on holiday visiting Gunsgreen House fun day.

Adam Burke on holiday visiting Gunsgreen House fun day.

Tony Bolton, manager of Gunsgreen House with the Chairman of the trust at Gunsgreen House Marjorie Hume.

Tony Bolton, manager of Gunsgreen House with the Chairman of the trust at Gunsgreen House Marjorie Hume.

Jessica Foggon from Coldingham and her friend Martha Crommarty of Eyemouth with the balloon maker at Gunsgreen House fun day.

Jessica Foggon from Coldingham and her friend Martha Crommarty of Eyemouth with the balloon maker at Gunsgreen House fun day.