Peterhead Scottish Week crowning day is a success

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Peterhead was abuzz on Saturday as the 2012 Scottish Week was kickstarted with the crowning of Buchan Queen Kayleigh Ritchie.

The sun came out as the first few entertainment acts started the build- up to the crowning of the Queen and her Princesses.

The Buchan Queen and Princesses being crowned by Eilidh Whiteford MP, Peterhead Scottish Week Chairperson Terry Moran and Honorary President Elaine Cap

The Buchan Queen and Princesses being crowned by Eilidh Whiteford MP, Peterhead Scottish Week Chairperson Terry Moran and Honorary President Elaine Cap

Fantastic singing, dancing and playing came from the Peterhead Music and Rock School which performed throughout the day, to the appreciative crowds.

Drummers Corner was also filled by the sounds of the Ythan Fiddlers who gave a great performance while the sun was still out.

Then came the four girls from Skip to the Beat who put on an impressive display of skipping mixed with Highland dancing. Skip to the Beat, who travelled all the way from Portsoy to entertain the crowds, were welcomed by the people of Peterhead.

The rain started to fall as the Lawrence Dance Academy took the stage but this didn’t ruin the crowds enjoyment. The girls braved the bad weather to come on the stage and show off their brilliant dances.

The rain was still falling as the Buchan Queen and Princesses were piped in by Fraserburgh RBL Pipe Band on their truck.

Elaine Cay was given a special sash as Honorary President which was presented to her by Scottish Week chairperson Terry Moran. Terry gave a speech thanking everyone involved in Scottish Week this year and in years gone by for all their help in making this such a good event.

Eilidh Whiteford MP then presented the girls with their sashes, capes and crowned the Buchan Queen Kayleigh Ritchie. The Queen and her Princesses Samantha Cowe and Jayne Ritchie, all looked very regal in their white dresses and regalia. Plus incredible high heels in which they masterfully negotiated the slippery cobbles!

The Queen and Princesses were then piped out again by the band and posed for photographs for the waiting crowd.

See next week’s bumper Buchanie for more photographs of Scottish Week!