Spectacular kite flying displays return to Dunbar

Kite flying at Winterfield Park.
Kite flying at Winterfield Park.

The first of five spectacular displays of kite flying will take place in Dunbar’s Winterfield Park on Friday, June 19, when Andrew Beattie returns to fly his giant kites in ‘stacks’ to create maximum visual and dramatic impact.

Andrew who lives in Fife has amassed a large collection of amazing kites, many of which are designed by world famous designer, Peter Lynn. He is also part of the Kuwaiti, Al-Farsi Kite team which fly the world’s largest kite, ‘Little Pearl’ a giant inflatable kite at 1200 square metres.

Andrew is known the world over for his giants of the air. His collection includes Manta Rays that dominate the sky, giant fish that swim above the heads of watching spectators, enormous tigers that paw at the air, an owl the size of a house and crocodiles, crabs and scorpions.

The good news is that he is bringing the spectacle to Dunbar on five Fridays over the summer so be sure not to miss out on this family spectacular.

Dunbar Trades’ Association, chairman Steven Hill is thrilled at the return to Dunbar of this world class display.

He said: “To have a kite festival in Dunbar of this standard is tremendous and provides residents and visitors with a superb opportunity to see and experience kite flying.”