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Last Updated:  31st July 2015     

 
 
 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
Friday 24th June 2016

 
 

SANCTUS MEDIA FAIR DVD       AVAILABLE NOW

or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2015 DVD for our Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.  The feature DVD will present highlights from throughout the Fair Day, as well as a montage of this year's arches and frontages.  
An additional DVD is also available, a featurette of this year's Kirkin of the Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.
Kirking of the Queen 5
www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/kirking-of-the-queen-2015
Fair Day 12
www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/boness-childrens-fair-day-2015
Blu Ray 22
www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/boness-childrens-fair-day-2015-blu-ray

With an estimated 4 hours of quality footage, we anticipate 2015's Children's Fair Day DVD will be better than ever!

 

OFFICIAL ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
www.bonessfairphotos.com

 

FAIR DAY GOODIE BAGS STILL TO BE COLLECTED

To all Bo'ness Fair Retinue & Presentees - Due to the weather and the afternoon entertainment being cancelled all children can collect their Fair goodie bags from, Happy Feet, 39 North Street, Bo'ness

 

HELEN WARD-BIRKBY MEMORIAL CUP

1st, Lois Murphy (Public)
2nd, Abie Graham (St Marys)
3rd,  Emma Davies (Deanburn)

Congratulations to Lois, Abie & Emma on their great stories this year and the other wonderful essays everyone sent in and it was very hard to separate them.
We will look forward to you next year and another topic to write about.

 

FLOATS & FANCY DRESS RESULTS

VEHICLES - HEAVY

First: Linlithgow Gala Day - Frozen

 

VEHICLES - TABLEAUX

First: Wullie McAllister - The Broons

 

VEHICLES - LIGHT

First: Sam Finlay - Up

Second: Far From The Madding Crowd - Gruffalo

 

FANCY DRESS - BEST DRESSED GROUP

First: Ann Robb, Lynn Paterson & Christine Johnstone - Bo'ness Horses

Second: Sam Findlay - Up

Third: Wullie McAllister - The Broons

Special: Rena & Pauline Kirton Vaughan - Bananas in Pyjamas

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL DRESSED

First: Breanna Muir - Up

Second: Eric Cowper - Grandpaw Broon

Third: Sam Findlay - Up

 
 

ARCHES & FRONTAGE RESULTS

HOUSE FRONTAGE LARGE

First: David Hogg, 63 Castlehill

Second: Hannah Sneddon, 3 Comrie Terrace

Third: Stephanie Mathieson, 30 Deanfield Drive

 

HOUSE FRONTAGE MINOR

First: Murray McNeish, 45 Woodlands Drive

Second: Olivia Condie, 17 Kinglass Drive

Third: Louisa Porteous 97 Deanfield Drive

 

SPECIALS

Isla Cadman, 6 Drumview Gardens. Rowan Harkins, 26 Academy Road.

Kyle Wilkie, 1 Bridgeness Lane, Logan Young, 5 Victoria Place.

Robin Bell, 5 Livingstone Drive, Maryanne Clarkson, 8 Douglas Road.

Ellis Archibald, 67 Ewart Grove. Hollie Cochrane, 3 Shafto Place.

Emma Davies, 30 Pennelton Place, Jessica Ferrol, 46 Clydesdale Street.

L. Mitchell, 20 Braefoot Road

 

ARCHES LARGE

First: Margo Crawford, 10a Cauldcoats

Second: Johnathan Waugh, 3 St John's Way

Third: David Holleran, 3 Maidenpark Place

 

ARCHES SMALL

First: Harvey Bennie, 31 Douglas Drive

Second: Lee Barrett, 2 Kinglass Drive

Third: Louise Wilson, 39 Ewart Grove

 

SPECIALS

Kayla Rushford, 43 Woodlands Drive. Abi Anderson, 1 Angus Road.

Rhys Grant, 128 Dean Road. Charlotte McLean, 86 Borrowstoun Cresent.

Cerys McCormack, 25 Jessfield Place. Hannah Waugh, 20 Kinacres Grove

 

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YOU CAN NOW DONATE VIA TEXT TO HELP THE FAIR

We are delighted to advise that donations to The Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival  can now be made via text message using the following information
Text Giving Code BCFF15 

Text Giving Number 70070           

You can donate either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10

Text BCFF151 to 70070
Text BCFF152 to 70070
Text BCFF153 to 70070
Text BCFF154 to 70070
Text BCFF155 to 70070
Text BCFF1510 to 70070

Your service provider does NOT charge you for the SMS you send to make the donation.  You will receive a text by return thanking you for your donation and all money donated goes directly to the fair.

Text donations are becoming a more and more popular way of donating to various charities and so we feel now is the perfect time to introduce this as a way of fundraising in ever challenging times.

So, let's give it a go Bo'ness text your donation today!
 


BO'NESS HAS A NEW QUEEN

Ellie Sneddon was crowned Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival Queen 2015 at 11am this morning.
As the heavy rain through the night stopped in the morning the heavy clouds stayed overhead. But in a warm sticky day our new Queen watch her Retinue carry out their duties in a first class performance.
Pictures will appear on out Facebook page shortly to save the website back up with the amount of traffic passing through with the live streaming.

 

SANCTUS MEDIA BRING YOU LIVE FAIR COVERAGE WORLDWIDE

Neil MacLennan and his team at Sanctus Media have made break through technology for all you Bo'nessians worldwide from 10am GMT.  From creating great dvd's of the Fair they now give you the crowning live. Below is the link once you open it it will appear as a new screen just like your tv. Please send us your thoughts on it after the Fair.

www.sanctusmedia.com/thefairday

 

"VALLEY FM V10" HAS RETURNED FOR THE FAIR

The youth based Valley FM V10 project at St Andrews Church has return, just tune into 87.9FM, or online at www.avenueproject.org.uk/vfm  you can pick us up worldwide and don't forget to mention us in your email requests.
Starts 7am Tuesday 23rd June

 

 

KIRKIN OF THE QUEEN

Bo'ness Old Kirk

Sunday 21st June

Photos from today on our Facebook page

 

BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

BBC Radio Scotland have been busy in the town interviewing former queens and those taking part in this years retinue. We will bring you more details of the show in the coming days.

 

WESLO HOUSING SPONSORSHIP

We would like to thank Weslo Housing for their sponsorship this year in which they have sponsored this years Fair medals.

 


Stewards Required For The Fair Day

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival needs volunteer stewards each each to help focus on our Fair Day activities. You will only be required for a few hours and you will enjoy it much more being involved.
We stress that we need you help to keep us going and look forward to you becoming a part of The Best Day of the Year. info@thefairday.com

 

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards who will be leading the procession this year. It must be around 40 years since the band was at the Fair and we welcome them and hope you also enjoy a great day.

 

Bo'ness Fair Over 30's Retain George Simpson Memorial Trophy
Linlithgow 2 Bo'ness 4

A great day was had by all who attended the annual clash between the over 30's representing Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge Gala Day and the Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.
The Fair team travelled over the hill to Prestonfield home of Linlithgow Rose to defend their trophy from last year and to keep the Bo'ness winning streak continue after watching the junior Bo'ness United win for the third time the day before against their local rivals. The banter that was to follow in the game was second to none and a big thank you to Dave Deepsea Paterson and Tam Burns for the organisation of this wonderful event.
Our under 12 team lost 5-2 but they will have their turn next year at Newtown.

 

APPEALS  WEEK 19-25th April

Appeals week 2015 has been hugely successful current sitting at just over 10,000 with some areas still to come in.  
Unfortunately a couple of our collectors were unable to return to the following areas to collect donations


Stewart Avenue, Muirehouses Crescent, Acre View, Farmstead Way, Wheatfield Road, Hillside Grove

If you wish to hand in your donation you can do so at Corvi's, The Baby Box or the Town Bistro, all in the town centre. Shazzys Snacks on Bidgeness Road. Talking Heads in Grangepans.
If you live in any other area and have missed your collector on their return and still have your envelope then please do the same. 

You can also donate online by filling in this mandate

Thank you everyone for their contributions and help in a very successful 2015 appeals week.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FAIR?

Each year we need with organisation from the smallest thing to larger and need motivation to succeed.
We are always on the look for help and if your 18 or over please drop us a message and we will get back to you.
Thank you. info@thefairday.com

Only you, the people of Bo'ness can keep this our magical day stay and live in the hearts of the children who will take part.  Come and join us, even just a few hours of your time can help and you will feel the magical spirit in the weeks leading up to our Fair Festival.

 

SHOPPING ONLINE HELPS FUNDS

Just visiting the site can raise funds towards the Fair.
Please use the shopping channel www.easysearch.org.uk and type in  Bo'ness Childrens Fair when ordering at the online shop. This way you will help funds as companies have agreed to offer a percentage to Bo'ness Childrens Fair Festival in return for you shopping on this website with them. Just signing up earns The Fair 50p each time.

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MARGARET AINSLIE TO CROWN QUEEN ELECT ELLIE

Chairman Jim Stewart is pleased to announce that Margaret Ainslie wife of Lennox Aiinslie has been chosen to crown Queen Elect Ellie Sneddon at this years Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.

 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
KINNEIL PRIMARY SCHOOL
2015 RETINUE

 
Queen:                            Ellie Sneddon
Chief Lady:                      Leoni Temperley
Queen of the Fairies:        Steffani Mathieson
Queen of the Flower Girls: Natalie Hackett
Queens Champion:           Jonathan Waugh
Lords in Waiting:              David Hogg, Jay McLean
Heralds:                          Jamie Beaumont, Kyle Aitken
Crown Bearer:                  Luke McLaughlin
Sceptre Bearer:                Joshua Graham
Sword Bearer:                  Lewis Donnelly
Yeomen of the Guard:       Adam Chambers and David Hamilton
Queen's Page Boys:          David Holleran and Jake Thompson
Ladies in Waiting:            Halle Learmonth, Keri Liddle, Alanna McCreadie, Zoe Gillie, Zoe Paterson, Chanelle Carroll, Ellis Archibald, Hannah Waugh

Maids of Honour:             Kiah McIsaac, Annie Rodger, Caitlyn Bell, Robyn Gilbertson, Lauren Edge, Becca Robertson, Laura Baldwin, Louisa Porteous

Guards of Honour:         Calum Simpson, Ally Fernie, Rhys Grant, Jamie Jardine, Keigan O' Neil

 

Characters Updated And In Alphabetical Order

2014 characters have all been added to the Former Characters page and placed in the alphabetical order over the years page Former Characters

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS 2015

Pupils can be collected at the fenced area of the Douglas Park; each school has a clearly marked exit. Parents should wait there, but should not enter the fenced area. Presentees can be collected in the Douglas Park after they have danced at the Royal Command Performance. Usually between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. The Retinue can be collected at the end of the Royal Command Performance at 4.15pm.

Please note that parents, guardians and schools should read the full update:
Inclement Weather Arrangements

 

QUEENS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON ARRIVES IN BO'NESS

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Queens Baton has arrived in Bo'ness and has been presented to 2014 Fair Queen Elect Louise Wilson at Kinneil House in front of a packed audience of school kids and locals.

 

 

BO'NESS LOOKING GOOD WITH NEW BANNERS
CALEDONIAN PRODUCE SUPPORTS FAIR


BO'NESS town centre will be decked out on Fair Day with new overhead street decorations, thanks to a Caledonian Produce donation.
Courtesy of Bo'ness Journal
News Section

 

 
     

 








 

 
 

 

 
 


 

 

 

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