Waterside fun was enjoyed by all at Annan Harbour on Saturday.
For the second year in a row the Annan Harbour Action Group decided to hold its festival in September rather than May and the late high tide maximised opportunities for visitors to get out on the water.
There was the opportunity to try rowing one of the two St Ayles Skiffs, created by volunteers and the action group, or take a trip in a rib while RNLI from Silloth brought along their lifeboat and Coastguard representatives were also there, promoting their lifesaving work and equipment.
Youngs Seafoods financial accountant Jennifer Howatson officially opened the festival which included entertainment quayside stalls.
The action group, which has charitable status, has had a busy year hosting the first Annan Regatta in July along with a re-enactment of the Bell Raid and the launch of the new skiff – Pride of the Solway.
A major project to record the town’s fishing heritage, called “Ebb and Flow: The Fisheries of Annan”, is under way with the help of a £4,900 Lottery boost.
Over the next few years it is also planned to engage with schools, the council, agencies and organisations to involve young people in harbour projects; work with the community and agencies to promote the site as a hub for sailing, water sports, nature tourism and ensure Annan’s maritime heritage is celebrated.
Festival friends Jennifer Howatson, Richard Brodie, Christine Matthews, Malcolm Willacy and Alan Thomson
I’ve got this licked Two-year-old Emilia from Annan enjoys an ice cream
Treasure chest Angie and Charlotte Scorer and Jane Simons
Popular Boat rides were enjoyed by many festival visitors
Festival fun Children chase the bubbles