Eyemouth festival moves to Facebook - but there’s still lots going on

The Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival will take place on Saturday, July 18 – but not in its usual format.

Friday, 26th June 2020, 7:15 am
The current queen, Freya Cook, will hand over her crown on Saturday, July 18.

This year, due to social distancing rules, organisers are planning to hold the event on Facebook.

They are planning a live stream of the handing over the role from the current queen Miss Freya Cook to the new queen Miss Hope Hawrylewicz at 3pm on Saturday, July 18, with a proper coronation taking place later this year.

The aim is still to include as many of the activities as possible from the week-long event.

Families will be encouraged to spend a morning at the beach to build sandcastles, with pictures being sent to organisers for judging.

They will also be encouraged to make fancy dress costumes at home and again send in pictures of their efforts.

Other competitions will include the traditional Decorate Your House, a scavanger hunt, pie eating and pet show – all done from home.

At the end of the week, the new queen will deliver certificates to the winners.

People in Eyemouth are also invited to hold their own ‘peace picnic’ in their gardens.

There’s lots more information about everything that’s going on at the Eyemouth herring Queen Facebook page