North-east gets in party mood to crown special day
Grand event brings cheer to region
THERE was a right royal knees-up in the Granite City as celebrations continued to mark Kate and Wills’ big day.
With the sun shining across the North-east, street parties both organised and impromptu were the order of the day as neighbours toasted the couple.
In Catterline residents enjoyed some right royal fun where the community drama group, Canny Act, kicked off the celebrations.
They watched the wedding at a member’s home with glasses of bubbly and canapes.
Then they headed to the village’s Creel Inn for a pub banquet.
Group member and resident Phil Murray said there was a real buzz of community spirit.
He said: “The whole village has turned out. We had people dressing up as brides, grooms and best men. We had some men dress up as brides, and viceversa – it was all fun.”
And the sun was out in beautiful Catterline, for guests who sat on long, bunting-covered tables. When the clock struck 3pm, children from the village came down to join the party.
Phil said: “They were all dressed as princesses and princes. They arrived in time for the party games. It’s a very special day in the village – everybody enjoyed getting together.”
Meanwhile, the girls who make up part of Grampian Fire and Rescue Service’s control centre were among the 40 women and children at a family home in Laurencekirk.
Surrounded by bunting and balloons and wearing Union Jack hats and crowns, the