Turriff May Day 2014 looks set to be even bigger and better than previous years celebrations and is definitely the place to be on May 5.
Once again Main Street & High Street will be closed to traffic and the roads will be filled with stalls, bouncy castles and entertainers.
The Family Fun Day which takes place between 10am & 4pm is a fantastic day out for the whole family to enjoy. Alongside the many stalls selling a variety of goods we will have entertainment all day, with music provided by the award winning Turriff and District Pipe Band, and Turriff’s own Silver Band also making an appearance, and local radio station Deveron FM will be there throughout the day. Firefighters from Turriff fire station will be in town with their engine, a must see for kids both big and small.
There will be a display of vintage cars and the Turra Market will also be held on the day, Charlie Bruce is bringing his BBQ so you can try some of his selection of meats, burgers & sausages before you buy. 2wit 2woo, the Owl Rescue Centre near Huntly, who will be displaying many of their magnificent Owl’s and Raptors, including “Mr Jangles”, it is hoped that Loki the Newfoundland dog, who worked with the Red Cross will be making an appearance again this year. Loki is currently enjoying retirement so it will depend on how he is feeling on the day.
First Minister Alex Salmond will be in town to catch up with friends old & new and to see the new Campaign Trailer for Yes Aberdeenshire, which is resplendent with comfortable seating and hospitality facilities.
Of course the Better Together team will also be available during the day so you can listen to both sides of the independence argument before the September referendum . The Liberal Democrats will also be taking a stall, so just about all political persuasions will be taken care of should you wish to visit them.
Aberdeenshire Council will be bringing along a 30ft climbing wall for the daredevils amongst you who want to try their hands at rock climbing, instructors will be on hand to help you with your ascent to the peak.
Local Scout and Guide Groups who are fundraising for the new Baden Powell Centre will have a stall in the town and Turriff Young Farmers Group will also be there, where better to pick up some fresh veg and home baking. Turriff May Day is always keen to support charities and several charity stalls have been taken, among them, Tina, from Fraserburgh, who raises money for Zimbabwean Orphans, the Rotary Club of Turriff, and in light of this years Cancer Research “Relay for Life” taking place here in Turriff on 28 & 29 June there will also be a contingent from our local fundraising group.
If it’s fly cup your after then head to Turriff Municipal Building where there will be the ever popular Craft Fair where you can pick up that little something different you’ve been looking for as a birthday gift, watch some crafting demonstrations and then take the weight off your feet for a moment and enjoy a freshly made tea or coffee.
Mark Steven from BBC Radio Scotland’s “Out of Doors” programme will also be in town on the day to record some of the event for a show to be aired on Saturday 10th May.
Most of the shops, hotels and restaurants throughout the town will be open for business and many will have special offers on the day. Turriff will most definitely be the place to be, on May Day, come along, you’ll be glad you did.