Dunbar community ready for some civic week fun!

Dunbar Civic Week court
Dunbar Civic Week court

Amy Pirie will be crowned this year’s Dunbar Civic Week Queen at a ceremony outside the Town House on Saturday, June 13.

She will be accompanied by her consort Alex Thorburn and attendants, Eve Pitman and Charlotte Watt.

The crowning will take place at 12.30pm with flowergirls, Hayley Fairgrieve and Mia Hitchcock, and pageboys Fraser Munro, Nicholas Jachowicz and Matthew Campbell also in attendance.

This will be preceded by a fancy dress parade which will leave the Bleachingfield at noon, led by the Dunbar British Legion Pipe Band.

Sue Anderson, one of the organisers, said: “We have a packed civic week programme with about 50 fabulous events.”

Amy’s first duty as civic week queen will be to officially open the Belhaven Brewery fun day which will be held at Lauderdale Park from 1pm to 7.30pm on Saturday, June 13. Attractions include Jango Starr, magician and the Quantum Theatre presenting ‘Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.’ New for this year is the Great Dunbar Drysdales Bake-Off! with the loveliest cake in each category winning a prize. Entries should be delivered between 1pm and 1.30pm to the marquee in Lauderdale Park, and winners will be announced around 2.30pm. Performing live from 5pm to 7.30pm will be Damson Jam from Dunbar.

Highlights include the DAFTAs which gives budding film makers the red carpet treatment as they produce short films for a competition on Saturday, June 20, from 4pm. Winterfield Park will be the venue for a fun dog show from 2.30pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 21. Local residents will get the chance to spot the ‘Taste of Dunbar’ object in the Dunbar Trades Association members’ windows.