Businesses urged to sign up for Sea Fest

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THE ORGANISERS of this year’s Sea Fest are calling on local businesses and organisations to get involved with the annual event.

This year’s celebration of Arbroath’s seafaring history takes places on August 13 and 14 and it is hoped another 30,000 visitors can be attracted to the town for the event.

And organisers say they are now keen to get businesses to sign up to either have their own stall or provide entertainment at the festival.

Some of the most popular attractions at Sea Fest are the cookery demonstrations and Eleanor Whitby, the event director, is calling on interested businesses to get in touch.

She said: “The Sea Fest cookery demonstrations are always very popular.

“Demonstrations take place from lunchtime onwards on Saturday and Sunday and offer chefs from across Angus and Dundee an excellent chance to show off their cooking skills.”

A number of entertainers have also been lined up for the event including Arbroath Instrumental Band, Angus Folk Group and Thomson Leng Productions.

To celebrate Arbroath’s sometime buccaneer past, Arbroath Abbey Timethemes will be sharing their stories of pirates and Ralph the Rover, who will be in a starring role in their re-enactment of the Bell Rock lighthouse.

Councillor Donald Morrison, whose ward includes Arbroath Harbour, is looking forward to the event and hopes Sea Fest will provide more recognition for the town.

He said; “Every year, Sea Fest benefits many local businesses, including pubs, restaurants, fish merchants and guest houses.

“At a time when people are increasingly holidaying at home, Sea Fest is an excellent way of encouraging people across the United Kingdom to discover for themselves how much there is to do and see in Arbroath.”

Anybody wanting to take part in Sea Fest can contact