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Easthaven’s “crowning point”

The volunteers were hard at work with BBC2's Beechgrove Garden crew on the East Haven community Garden this week.

The volunteers were hard at work with BBC2's Beechgrove Garden crew on the East Haven community Garden this week.

As part of the celebrations of Easthaven’s 800-year history a special historical festival has been organised for next weekend.

The East Haven Maritime and Heritage Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, in the village, with a fantastically diverse range of entertainments, stalls, activities and historical displays to enjoy.

The grand opening will be at 10.45 a.m. by Depute Lieutenant of Angus Sandy McKendrick and will be followed by entertainment in the shape of tales of Angus folklore, cooking demonstrations from Eden Sinclair, head chef at the well-known Drovers Inn, live music from resident Priya Ferguson and also highly respected folk singer Christine Kydd, heritage displays, Highland dancing, a professional barbecue and bar, a guided RSPB walk, fresh traditional Arbroath Smokies, sand castle competitions and a traditional Easthaven wedding.

Music specially commissioned by residents for East Haven 800, written by village resident and Royal Academy of Music graduate Gregor Beattie, will be introduced by Provost Helen Oswald and premiered by Carnoustie and District Brass Band.

Wendy Murray, East Haven 800 lead, said: “We have held a number of events and projects throughout the year but the Maritime and Heritage Event is the crowning point of our East Haven 800 celebrations.

“We will be welcoming people from all over the UK, Europe and as far away as Australia who have or have had connections with East Haven.

“The event will showcase the very best of Angus and Scottish heritage with a focus on food, music and the arts. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of individuals, local businesses and organisations so we hope everybody will come along and enjoy the day.”

For full details visit www.easthavenangus.co.uk

 

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