Festive festival pulls in the punters

Hundreds descended on Peterhead’s historic Broad Street to enjoy Saturday’s Festive Festival.

An array of stalls selling a variety of Christmas gifts did a roaring trade throughout the day.

Local pipers provided entertainment for shoppers at Peterhead's Festive Festival on Saturday

Local pipers provided entertainment for shoppers at Peterhead's Festive Festival on Saturday

From hand-made jewellery, cards and ornaments, to fresh produce, cakes and sweets, there was something for everyone at the day-long event.

In addition to entertainment courtesy of Buchan Community Radio, there were also a couple of talented young pipers on hand with stirring tunes, and local singer Kerry Short belted out hit after hit.

For the youngters there was a free bouncy castle courtesy of Fishers Castles and a free climbing wall from Aberdeenshire Council which were packed throughout the day.

Organiser Alex Geddes, Here For You Partnership’s social regeneration officer, told the Buchanie: “I am delighted with the positive response from the visitors to the event.

“There seems a clear message from many that they have not seen the town so busy in a long time and the event has again brought the community together.

“Many have reported a real ‘buzz’ in the town, so for that alone I am pleased with the outcome of the festival.

“2014 looks set to see some new events coming to Peterhead and I sincerely hope the community once again gets behind them and most importantly enjoys the atmosphere.”

The Peterhead Mission also enjoyed a fantastic spin-off trade from the festival as it opened its doors throughout the day.