Toon goes Blue for cup final

Ali Corbett, left, and Wendy Marr, right pose outside Genesis Personnel
Ali Corbett, left, and Wendy Marr, right pose outside Genesis Personnel

The Blue Toon was awash with white and blue this week as businesses in the town centre showed their support to Peterhead FC ahead of their Cup final clash.

Peterhead will take on Rangers in the final of the Petrofac Challenge Cup on Sunday, April 10 at Hampden.

The club put together a competition for retail outlets in the town to design a display for their shop fronts showing their support for the team ahead of the big game.

Among them was Genesis Personnel, on Marischal Street, who had a scarf and bunting on display.

Wendy Marr, managing director for Genesis Personnel, said the idea was “good for the community spirit and is a bit of fun”. They also have a ball signed by the team at their premises from their occasional sponsorship at the Balmoor games.

Also adorning their shop frontage was Something Special. Staff member Deborah Sutherland described their display as a “team effort”.

Deborah Sutherland from Something Special

Deborah Sutherland from Something Special

She added: “There has been a lot of interest in it. The men in particular love the window. It is good to support the team.”

Coffee shop Symposium, on Queen Street, is offering a kids hot chocolate competition in conjunction with the final as well. The coffee shop’s Samantha Cowe explained children are being asked to draw a picture of Peterhead or football in general, and they will win a drink.

“It’s something different for them,” she said.

The competition will be running until Saturday, April 9.

Meanwhile, sport shop DFS, has its display facing Drummer’s Corner. They decided to display signed balls from both teams, contributed from a “very special customer”.