Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Banff & Buchan representatives Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP and Stewart Stevenson MSP have hailed Saturday night’s street performance in Fraserburgh of ‘Fantasmagoria’ as ‘absolutely fantastic’.
Around 400 young people took part in the colourful parade which was watched by an estimated 6500-7000-strong crowd as it wound its way around Fraserburgh town centre. Both Dr Whiteford and Mr Stevenson were among the crowd to see the parade start off from the Dalrymple Hall.
Commenting, Eilidh Whiteford MP said:
“This was a wonderful spectacle to witness. A huge amount of work had obviously been put in by the young people to their costumes, the floats and the music.
“I don’t think the Broch had seen anything quite like it before and the efforts of the performers were clearly appreciated by those who turned out on such a cold night to see them.”
Local MSP Stewart Stevenson added:
“I’m delighted for the young people involved that they received such strong support from the townspeople of the Broch for their efforts.
“An estimated audience of around 7000 is an absolutely fantastic achievement and all those involved in making Saturday night’s event such a success deserve our congratulations.”