Parade pulled and Doon the Green gone
HIGH winds forced the MOK Fest committee to cancel the Carni West parade and outdoor stage Doon the Green.
But those who didn’t get the message the event had been cancelled showed true Campbeltown spirit and came out anyway.
Those who saw the float and parade stalwarts said it was a ‘delight’ to see them. But after most of the hospital medics’ float ended up in Campbeltown Loch, they agreed the organisers had made the correct decision.
Hospital medics air-guitared their way round the streets along with a parade of tractors, a Mini car cavalcade including the traditional green Mini-Moke and a troupe of Funky Chicken dancers.
A MOK Fest spokesperson said: ‘Unfortunately, the weather did not favour our programme of outdoor events, with Doon the Green and the festival parade having to be cancelled at the eleventh hour.
‘We fully understand the frustration this has caused to the organisations and businesses which prepared in advance for these events, and, although we have no control over the elements, we can only offer our apologies for a fantastic effort that ended without due reward.’
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The Campbeltown hospital float.
For 20 years Moira McLellan, Mairi MacMillan, Gail Williams, Heather McFadyen, Elizabeth Graham and Mhairi McMurchy have held a Doon the Green party in Moira’s Kinloch Road flat, youngsters Jennifer and Emily McMurchy joined them this year and they were all disappointed not to experience the festivities.
Mick White, Eliza Chow, 18 months, Amanda White and Thea Chow, 3, waited in the rain on Main Street for the parade.