Lossiemouth festival hoping 2016 is largest yet

Seafest planning meeting this week
Seafest planning meeting this week

FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AS one of Moray’s most anticipated summer festivals, the organisers of Lossiemouth’s Seafest are hoping to build on the success of its first two years.

Thousands have been drawn to the event since it was first established in 2014 as a week-long festival of events designed to celebrate the coastal town’s rich history and traditions.

Planning for the 2016 Seafest is now well under way, with organisers looking to recruit a team of volunteers to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

A spokesman for the Lossiemouth Community Development Trust said: “Lossiemouth was perhaps a little guilty of sitting on its laurels for too long – so it was fantastic that Seafest came along to remind people of just what the town has to offer both those living and working in Moray and the many thousands who come to the area each summer.

“Last year saw people travelling from far and wide to take part in the festival events – but with that comes a great deal of organisation, we need people on the ground to help ensure everything goes according to plan.”

This year the main Seafest food and drink festival will be held on Saturday, July 9 – and ahead of that a special meeting is being held in the town next week to which anyone who might be interested is invited to attend.

Councillor John Cowe, who has been a driving force behind Seafest in its first two years, said: “Seafest is holding a volunteers meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at the Stotfield Hotel at 7pm.

“We are looking for volunteers to come forward and help us organise things on the July 8 and 9 in particular. This will be our third year and we plan to develop the success we have achieved in the past to support local businesses and charities – and allow Seafest to continue as the fun family day it has become.”