Pa­rade pulled and Doon the Green gone

Campbeltown Courier - - BUSINESS -

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.’


Don­ald Trump dropped into Camp­bel­town to save Drum­lem­ble.


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.

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