Ap­peal as Holy Fair is un­der threat

Ayrshire Post - - News -

Mauch­line Holy Fair this year is un­der threat un­less they can form a com­mit­tee.

Now or­gan­is­ers are ap­peal­ing for both the pub­lic and the buis­ness com­mu­ni­ties help to make sure this year’s his­toric event takes place.

Mauch­line Holy Fair Group have or­gan­ised the event for the past five years, and have con­tin­u­ally strug­gled to sus­tain a com­mit­tee.

Now a meet­ing is be­ing held to help to save the event.

It will take place in the vil­lage’s Ma­sonic Hall, Loudoun Street, on Wednes­day, Jan­uary 16, at 7pm.

Any­one who has an in­ter­est in the on­go­ing vi­a­bil­ity of the group and this unique and his­toric event is urged to at­tend.

A spokesman for the group said: “The fair was his­tor­i­cally linked to Robert Burns who pa­tro­n­ised the very early Mauch­line Holy Fairs, and is now the big­gest event in East Ayr­shire. Whether you en­joy the his­tory, the stalls, the mu­sic or just the at­mos­phere on the Day, this does not hap­pen by it­self .”

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