Anniversary to be marked in style

Fancy dress parade during Eyemouth Herring Queen Week
Fancy dress parade during Eyemouth Herring Queen Week

The 60th anniversary celebrations of 10 years ago were something to behold but the Herring Queen committee are pulling out all the stops for the 70th.

Ailsa’s crowning on Saturday is only the start of a week’s worth of entertainment as Eyemouth gets gripped by Herring Queen fever once again.

The crowd in the Home Arms car park should be nicely warmed up in time for Ailsa’s crowning at 4pm with the fun starting at 1pm with live children’s entertainment, face painting, children’s rides, kids crafts and a 70th Anniversary Merchandise stall which will stock everything from novelty tiaras to commemorative mugs.

Ailsa will arrive at Gunsgreen basin from St Abbs at approximately 2.30pm where she will bet met by retiring queen Devon McNab and 58 former queens.

The former queens will then get their time in the spotlight with a procession into the Home Arms car park accompanied by their escorts.

Following Ailsa’s crowning, she and her court will visit the Disaster memorial and War memorial before enjoying tea at the Church Hall.

Saturday will end with a ceilidh in the old high school but there’s much more to enjoy over the course of the week including the Sunday Street Market; Fancy Dress; Eyemouth’s Got Talent; Dry Boat Race; Torchlight Parade and fireworks.