Rain does not deter thousands at Buckie Summer Show

Classic Tractors on the High Street (Leah Rossvoll)
Classic Tractors on the High Street (Leah Rossvoll)

THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND saw Buckie enter the spirit of Summer even if the weather failed to live up to the billing!

Hundreds turned out in the town centre on Sunday to set out at 8am on the traditional ‘Six Harbour Walk’ organised by the Rotary Club – walkers setting out from Portsoy and protecting themselves from the drizzle as they hiked through Sandend, Cullen, Portknockie and Findochty before finally arriving at Buckie.

There they joined an estimated 2600 who braved the elements to take part in several Summer Show events throughout the day, including over 100 classic vehicles lined up along East Church Street – complimenting the collection of classic tractors that lined the High Street.

Cluny Square meanwhile became a temporary amusement centre for the day – delighting youngsters who cared little about the weather as they flocked to the variety of carnival rides on offer.

Fire and Rescue Service crews were also on hand to demonstrate their engines on a day that delighted everyone attending – and declared a success by Charles Milne, the chairman of the Buckie Retail and Business Association.

He said: “It was rewarding to see local organisations pulling together to put a wee show like this on in Buckie.”