The Heritage Arts Auchmithie Residents (HAAR) are gearing up and preparing for the ninth annual festival celebrating the village’s heritage.
This year’s event is set to take place on Saturday, August 31, when a re-enactment of the village’s history will start at 1 p.m. and visitors will be met by famous Auchmithie resident from the past ‘Mrs Gilruth’.
This year the Heritage Festival sees the return of old favourites such as Ecky Dunder, Maggie Swankie and all the other historic residents who will re-enact the history of the village out on the streets of Auchmithie itself.
A spokesperson added: “At Fountain Square there will also be fish wives doing their washing, while having a good gossip, singing and engaging in a bit of skulduggery over how to keep out of the way of the Excise Man!
“All the usual attractions will be available such as a tea room in the village hall, crafts, fun events for the children, a flower festival in the church and a display of fascinating archive material.
“Delicious fish snacks will also be on sale including the famous smokie being prepared fresh from a barrel outside the village hall.
“Auchmithie residents are getting ready to bring the past alive and look forward to visitors joining them in the intrigue of the village, fishing superstitions, excise men and smuggling and this year even the famous fisher wedding has an unusual twist - could the ‘groom just be after the bride’s inheritance - her Da’s twa fishin boats?”
Parking is available and a regular bus service will be running from Arbroath.
The event is free and all will be made most welcome.
Tea and refreshments will be available in the village hall from 1 until 4.30 p.m and will be £2 for adults and £1 for children.