Straiton Fun Day
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This year's Straiton Fun Day will be on 26 August 2006.  As usual, the feature event will be the Craigengower Hill Race which starts from outside the McCandlish Hall in the village, goes to the Hunter-Blair Monument on top of Craigengower and returns to finish in the park in the village.  The race is open to everyone (5/3 entry) and there are cash prizes for the overall winner, the ladies champion, the junior champion and the village champion.  All finishers receive a commemorative medal.  More details are available from

Of course, the Fun Day involves more than the Hill Race.  There are children's races in the park, five-a-side football (you don't need a team - teams are organised on the day), mini quad bikes, target golf, Hurl the Sheaf (if you don't know, come and see, you'll be amazed!), cream teas, beer tent and much, much more, including stalls selling bric-a-brac, home baking, plants etc. and stalls supporting various charities, including RNLI.  The main fund raising event for the Fun Day is th e Balloon Race so if you come to Fun Day be sure to buy a balloon (1).  Previous winning balloons have gone to Humberside, Northern Ireland, North Wales and eastern Germany!

Those of you who know Straiton Fun Day will know that each Fun Day has a theme and everyone is encouraged to dress up according to the theme.  There are prizes for the best fancy dress.  Past themes have included Wild West, Caribbean, Circus, Disney and the chidren at the Primary School are usually involved in suggesting the theme.  This year, the children are going to choose the theme from options given to them and we hope they will have decided before Easter.  Watch thi space.

A new addition this year will be a small, select craft fair.  In previous years, Pinmore Pottery have brought a potter's  wheel to Fun Day and we hope they will be there as usual but, for the first time this year, other crafts people will have stalls at Fun Day.  This is being organised for the Fun Day by SpikyPebble, Straiton's own textile craftsperson.  (SpikyPebble won 'Best Newcomer' at the Country Living Fair Scotland 2005.)

Please keep checking out this page which will be updated regularly until Fun Day.