Great response to window competition

Pictured are (back) April Roberts, Carole Sommerville (co-owner of Clementine) and Greg Petrie, (front) Lori and Katie Stephenson.
Pictured are (back) April Roberts, Carole Sommerville (co-owner of Clementine) and Greg Petrie, (front) Lori and Katie Stephenson.

Broughty Ferry’s legendary window guessing competition has been hailed a huge success attracting an impressive 263 official entries.

The judges had a busy time sifting through the entries and on Wednesday morning the winners were invited along to Clementine of Broughty Ferry to receive their prizes.

The competition, sponsored by West End Garage, was extended to last a full two weeks for 2015 to allow time for all the spotters to get round the record number of 74 members of The Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association which displayed an article in their windows which they do not sell.

Thousands were seen on the streets carefully inspecting the contents of the windows.

The winners, who received their prizes from Gerry Stewart, chair of The Broughty Ferry Community Gala Committee, were: 1, Avril Roberts aged 12 (£50); 2, Greg Petrie, 9 (£30) and 3, Katie and Lori Stephenson, 7 and 4 respectively (£20).

Gerry said: “This year was our busiest Gala Week ever. And with the record number of 74 businesses willing to take part in the window guessing competition, it meant we had to double the duration of the competition from one week to two. This allowed plenty of time for people to get round the Ferry and, especially in the second week, dodge the occasional rain shower.”

Entry was £2 each, which made a sizeable contribution to the fundraising activities of the Broughty Ferry Traders Association which donates to local good causes including The Lifeboat, Age Concern, St. Andrews Ambulance, YMCA and the Scouts. Any surplus will go towards the purchase of additional Christmas street light displays.