Sunshine all the way sees Hopeman celebrate in style

A Moray village community is enjoying their most successful ever Gala week with the sunshine bringing out almost the entire population to a bigger than ever series of events.

Hopeman has been resplendent this week and organisers are hoping the fine weather continues as predicted with a harbour festival next in line from 11am to 5pm today.

Following on from that will be ‘harbour night’ from 6pm, when live music is being provided to entertain visitors out to enjoy a raft race.

Convenor for the local celebrations is David Ball who said: “So far it has been great and everyone has had a fantastic time.

“The sun certainly brings the crowds out and with money raised from the Gala Week events going towards the Hopeman Community Association we are pleased to be doing so well.”

A packed week of events will continue on Friday when a ’70s car treasure hunt’ starts at 6pm from the harbour, while a similar 70s theme will be used for a ‘Ruby Night’ from 8pm until midnight.

Gala Queens from the previous 40 years will be brought together for these events while Saturday will see the grand finale when a flower and craft show is held at 2.30pm in the marquee.

The week will close on Saturday evening with a concert by the Black Isle Rock Orchestra from 8pm to 1am.

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