Moray town hopes to attract a few exotic species

Station Park in Lossiemouth will be buzzing in July
Station Park in Lossiemouth will be buzzing in July

DOGS OF ALL BREEDS will not have it all their own way despite the name given to a community pet show being held as part of Lossiemouth’s Seafest next month.

The ‘Seafest Pet Show Gravy Bone-anza’ looks set to attract more than a few well-known doggie faces from in and around the Moray town – but organisers are stressing that this is no ‘dogs only’ show.

Described as an “ultimate fun day for all pets”, the event at the Station Park bandstand is aiming to attract all variety of furry – and not so furry – friends, with exotic and plain unusual pets being encouraged along.

“This is the third year of Seafest and each one has seen more innovative ways of our community to come out and play,” a spokesman for the event said, adding: “The pet show will be the ultimate fun day out for pet lovers young and old in the town – and a few from around Moray if they so wish, all are welcome!

“There are categories in the show for small pets and large pets – and even a trophy for the ‘most desirable pet’ which we hope will see a few surprise entries testing our judging panel from Moray Coast Vets, Therapets and Paul and Millie’s Mobile Grooming.”

Seafest has firmly established itself on Moray's summer calendar
Seafest has firmly established itself on Moray’s summer calendar

The show, on Tuesday, July 5 at 10am, is just one of a variety of events taking place in the town for the week-long festival from July 2 which culminates on July 9 with the Seafest Food Fayre and Fun Day, which attracted around 4000 people to Station Park last year.

Volunteers are also being sought by the Seafest organising committee: “The Food Fayre has seen people arrive in Lossiemouth from all over the north east so it takes a great deal of time and effort from a small group of people to keep things flowing smoothly,” Seafest chair Donna Milne said.

She added: “We could always use a few more helping hands so if anyone wishes to offer their assistance we would be delighted if they contacted us through our Facebook Page.”