Visitors delight to find Seafest at their holiday doorstep

Seafest delighted visitors and residents on Saturday.
Seafest delighted visitors and residents on Saturday.

LOSSIEMOUTH DEFIED THE elements on Saturday as the third successive Seafest Food and Drink Festival saw thousands from throughout the north east flock to the town.

Only three years old, the Festival organisers proved that they had learned much from the first two by presenting a day packed full of activity for all ages.

There were fears that this might be the first Seafest to be struck by the dreaded Scottish ‘summer’ – but threatened rain, in the end, remained clear of the coastal town until the very final minutes.

“We arrived on Friday and did not know our week would include Seafest,” Mandy Steele said as she walked through a packed Station Park, adding: “It is fantastic that the town puts on such an event, so very different from most others.

“The variety of food and drink on offer was incredible in itself – and as a lover of Gin it really was amazing to find the Gordon Castle stand and their delightful produce. And that right alongside the local craft brewers – not quite what we expected to find in Whisky country!

“The Kids just loved the train ride along the promenade – and the owls, they loved the owls.”

The first-time visitors insisted that no matter what they find for the remainder of their week-long stay, they will take stories back to Manchester encouraging everyone they know to visit – in particular during Seafest.

Following the event, Seafest chair Donna Milne said: “We were a little concerned when we saw some weather forecasts and it was a bit windy at the start of the day – but that soon gave way and we actually had some sunshine.

“It was the culmination of another superb Festival week for Lossiemouth – we are grateful to all the local companies, groups and individuals who came together to make it a massive success. Now we all get down to planning Seafest 2017 – we certainly have a hard act to follow.”

Seafest 2016
Seafest 2016