25,000 expected to attend Sea Fest

Nick Whitecross is pictured taking part in the Strongest Man competition.
Nick Whitecross is pictured taking part in the Strongest Man competition.

Preparations are well in hand for Arbroath Sea Fest 2015 which is expected to attract over 25,000 people to the harbour in just one weekend.

The event is planned for August 15 and 16 with plenty for everyone, from flashmobs to lifeboat displays, strongmen and pie-eating competitions.

Councillor Alex King said: “With such large numbers coming along to this annual event, Arbroath Sea Fest is an excellent showcase for local businesses, organisations and the town itself.

“This is an excellent opportunity to explain what an organisation does, boost the profile of a business, promote new services and highlight the many possibilities Arbroath provides to those who live here and those who visit.”

Mike Carlin from the LimeLight Company added: “We’ve been involved with Sea Fest for several years now and Limelight’s young performers always have a great time entertaining the thousands of people who come along. This year, we’ll once again be undertaking a series of impromptu Flash Mob performances during Sea Fest. Who knows where we’ll pop up with a song and dance routine!”

Arbroath Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild will also host one of their famous cream teas and the crew will provide tasty hot dogs. Vice-president Mo Morrison said: “This is one of our main fundraising events.

“It’s also great fun as there’s such a good atmosphere and a real sense of excitement in the air as everyone waits for the lifeboat to power down the slipway next to where we serve our cream teas.”