Easter Saturday morning, Dreel Burn, has meant only one thing to the AIA these last 26 or 27 years – The Duck Race. Thanks to massive support from traders in the town, and indeed massive support from all the buyers of Ducks, the Duck Race has become an institution. The Duck pushers said this was one of the easiest Duck Races, no ducks escaped and 25 prizes were won. The crowd piled into Dreel Halls for refreshments and an Easter Bonnet Parade judged by the Fisher Lass and Lad.
The Duck Race has now been surrounded by King Creosote’s ‘Yellae Deuks’ Festival, a three Day event that culminated in an ecstatic crowd dancing to all his ‘big international hits’, the loyal fans favourites. Some of the best in Anstuther, Scottish and British music played over the Easter Weekend. The crowd consisted of friends old and new, young and older who also enjoyed an Easter Picnic and the stunning weather Anster had to offer on Easter Sunday.
Next Sunday, the AIA are helping to support the Table Top Games Club’s fund raiser for the RNLI Anstruther Lifeboat Station.
Elizabeth Gordon, Hon. Patron