Bonnie success

The Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival 2014

The Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival 2014

Despite a damp start, there were large crowds in Central Park on Saturday for the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival. In fact the early mist reminded many of Scotland and declared the weather completely fitting.

The tenth Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival marked the 700 year anniversary of Robert the Bruce's famous victory in the battle of Bannockburn. Visitors came from as far as Tasmania and Brisbane to enjoy three days of Clan talk, tartan and bagpipes. 

All ticketed events including the Scots Night Out on Friday and the Bannockburn Lunch on Sunday were completely sold out and more people attended the Poets Breakfast than ever before. 

But it is the Saturday games day that locals flock to enjoy and this year was no different. Chair of the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival committee, Eric Richardson said it was the biggest crowd he'd ever seen watching the street parade and park events.

Central Park was a hive of activity all day with plenty to keep visitors occupied. Thousands enjoyed the family friendly atmosphere and umbrellas were soon discarded when the morning drizzle passed and Wingham welcomed perfect warm conditions.

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