Crowds brave Buchan weather for MACBI event

Youngsters enjoy some cycling fun.
Youngsters enjoy some cycling fun.

An excellent crowd braved the rainy, Buchan weather last Saturday and headed to the MACBI Road Safety Event and Fun Day in Mintlaw.

Various community groups were in attendance to give visitors information on their activities and on how to get involved.

The fire crew gets to work on cutting the car.

The fire crew gets to work on cutting the car.

From circus performers to zorbing and owls to driving simulators, there was plenty to keep the crowds interested inside.

Outside there was a collection of all things wheels tempting the brave to step up to the challenge and try a few laps.

From a unicycle to a penny farthing there was a range of exotic cycles for all to have a go.

Organised by MACBI and DAB+ Driver Training, part of the event’s objective was to provide reliable information on using our roads safely.

Event visitors had the opportunity to learn and practice CPR as well as having the chance to guess the number of alcohol units in different sizes of glasses and bottles.

The emergency services were represented by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service from Peterhead.

The Fire Service treated the crowd to a demonstration of how they would remove a casualty trapped in a crashed vehicle.

Throughout the day, the crowds kept coming making the event organisers more than happy with the fruits of their labour.