Heritage society prepares for busy Scottish Week

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Following a successful car boot sale in Buchanhaven Community Centre heritage society members are busy preparing for Scottish Week.

On July 24 and 26, the centre will play host to two days of heritage-related events, with more old photographs, school and fishing artefacts on display and the chance for a good blether with friends old and new.

In addition, the Ranger service will be on hand with a treasure chest full of goodies for the young to explore and learn about local marine life and a display of how creels are made and other old fishing skills for young and old to watch and ask questions about.

Some old postcards will also be on display and if you used to work in Crosse & Blackwell, who knows you might well be in some of the photographs donated by local residents who used to work there during the good old times.

The Community Food initiative will once more be on hand for those who want to stock up for the weekend, with all proceeds going to a good cause.

Once the heritage theme closes, the centre opens its doors for an art exhibition and sale on the 27th, 28th and 29th.

More than 100 pieces of art will be on display all by local artists and it is hoped this will be the start of more such exhibitions to be staged in the community hub.

A well- known local artist will also be providing a demonstration of his work, so if you have always faniced trying your hand at art, but unsure where to start, go along and watch an expert first hand.

The doors for all the above events will be open between 10am and 4pm with room at either end for blethering, so come along and enjoy nostalgia at its best.

Society chair, Alex Geddes, said “ This will be our most challenging set of events since the project started and has been at times been fraught with obstacles, however as the team can always respond in a positive way there is nothing that has been placed in their way that can not be overcome and for this I am alway’s grateful.

“The team’s focus has always been the good of the community and the need to safeguard the past for future generations to enjoy.

“I hope all who comes along to our events leave with happy memories, an interest in learning more about their own communities,” he added.