A CROWD of 200 gathered on Saturday evening for this year’s 50th Peterhead Scottish Week Buchan Queen to be chosen from seven hopefuls.
Judges were looking for top marks in appearance, communication and decorum from all entrants at the Waterside Inn on Saturday.
This year judges lowered the entry age to 16, with those eligible being 16 years or over on July 16, 2011, and it proved to be a good chance for younger members of the community to get involved.
Before the evening’s dancing began with entertainment from band Arrival, serious business was to be attended to, and host Ritchie Grant from Original FM got things started.
Karen Day of the Waterside Inn, Paul Haggath of Symposium, Alison Barber of Homestyle, Iain McLean of the Scottish Week Committee and Isobel Youngson, a member of the general public, were all judges for the special evening in which the Queen and two Princesses were chosen.
Iain McLean said: “It was a really good night and everyone enjoyed themselves. All of the entrants were worthy of being crowned Buchan Queen.”
But the crown went to Chelsea Fulton of Inverugie and both Jemma Drunsfield Buchan and Jenna Morrice took her side as Princesses.
The winning girls not only have the accolade of being crowned Buchan Queen and Princess 2011 but won cash prizes of £250 for the Queen and £150 for each Princess as well as a number of goodies.
Plans are well underway to make this week the best yet with a number of old favourites and some new events scheduled to take place during the week.
Scottish Week chairman Graham Barron added: “Fifty years of Peterhead Scottish Week is a tremendous achievement and we need to celebrate this in style.
“We really hope that the whole community will get involved and support the week-long event.”