VIDEO: Everybody likes to be beside the seaside!

Visitors turned out in their thousands for Arbroath’s premiere annual celebration of its maritime heritage at the weekend.

According to organisers this year the Arbroath Sea Fest has smashed previous attendance records with 
more than 30,000 people visiting the showcase of the 
best of what Arbroath has 
to offer.

Paddy Pearson with Gavin Coull from Arbroath Blue Watch.

Paddy Pearson with Gavin Coull from Arbroath Blue Watch.

Councillor Donald Morrison, a member of the Arbroath Sea Fest Committee, was delighted with the turnout. He said: “After 17 years, Arbroath Sea Fest continues to grow, with more people coming along to the event every year.

“I went to Sea Fest on Sunday and there was such a fantastic atmosphere. People were watching the performers, visiting stalls, going on board the historic boats, meeting up with old friends, tucking into Arbroath Smokies and generally having a good time.”

Marco Macari, chair of the Arbroath Sea Fest Committee, extended his thanks to all those involved in making this year’s event a success.

He said: “In particular, I’d like to thank the local businesses and organisations who support Sea Fest, everyone who hired a stall, the sea shanty singers who shared their seafaring songs with us, the RNLI crew for their rescue demonstrations and the owners of the restored fishing boats, who provided a fantastic reminder of Arbroath’s links with the sea.

“And as for the superbly-talented young performers from LimeLight who danced and sang their way right through Sea Fest - all I can say is ‘Wow!

“I’d also like to personally thank every member of the committee for devoting so much of their time to ensuring the success of 
Arbroath Sea Fest.”