Memories are made of this

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Bay Queens past and present gathered this week to urge everyone with an interest in Whiting Bay to make their way to the village this weekend.

The second Whiting Bay Memories event will be celebration of the village life, from yesteryear to the present day, with a variety of events on Saturday and Sunday. And the star attraction of the weekend will surely be the Austin Gypsy  fire engine, which served Whiting Bay in the 1960s. It has since been restored and is being brought over from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service museum in Greenock. It will be at the village hall all day on Saturday and until lunchtime on Sunday.

Inside from 11am to 4pm you can enjoy the amazing collection of pictures, memories and stories. See how the village rapidly expanded with the new pier and tourism. Read about the people who have made Whiting Bay and our districts a wonderful village throughout the decades. With special exhibitions including ,model boats, the history of arts and crafts in the village, children’s activities. Village organisations and music from special guests Vivace and Elizabeth Wilkinson. There will also be an old pictures show and old cine footage and a Memories Café.

On Saturday at 6.30pm there will be a family ceilidh, which is a BYOB event. folowed by a disco and  Arranach Ceilidh Dance Band from 8pm to 10pm.

For an active weekend, on Saturday morning have some bowling fun a chance to try something new at the Bowling Green from 10.30am. Saturday afternoon from 1.30 at the Putting Green, have some fun putting and enjoy music from Arran Brass while you play. On Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm there will be children’s fun in the park.

To capture the celebration, the memories group have invited Positive Pictures to Film and create a DVD, filming will be taking place all around the village from Friday, so everyone is invited to wear a smile.

To follow the camera: Friday lunchtime Felicity’s, then share memories over coffee at the Coffee Pot.  Saturday at The Shore BYOB celebration menu, Craft and Natter at Bay Wool and Crafts. Sunday lunch pop up BBQ at Bay Kitchen & Stores, then pop along to COAST for coffee and cake.

A trio of Bay Queen – Grace Crichton from 2016, current Queen Greta Litton, and Anna Wilkinson from 2017 with an image from yesteryear. 01_B19bay01

The Austin Gypsy  fire engine, which served Whiting Bay in the 1960s, will be back in the village this weekend. 01_B19bay02