Royal party for Burntisland’s civic week

This year's Burntisland Royal Party including the new king and queen Stewart Paton and Renee Davies with Julie Anderson, headteacher of Burntisland Primary. Pic: Michael Booth
This year's Burntisland Royal Party including the new king and queen Stewart Paton and Renee Davies with Julie Anderson, headteacher of Burntisland Primary. Pic: Michael Booth
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Burntisland’s Summer King and Queen who will lead this year’s Civic Week celebrations in the town have been appointed.

Stewart Paton and Renee Davies will take on the coveted roles.

They will be the figureheads for this year’s Civic Week which takes place in June.

The royal party was announced by Julie Anderson, head teacher of Burntisland Primary School, at a fundraising disco held in the Parish Church hall.

The 2015 royal party are: Holly Gordon (first attendant); Rebecca Thomson (second attendant); Josh Holmes and William Smart (king’s trainbearers); Callum Paton and Bailey Howarth (queen’s trainbearers), Fern Kelly and Chloe Simpson (flower girls); and Olivia Robertson (posy girl).

Morna Beuzeval, chairman of the civic week committee told The Press how the royal party were chosen.

She said: “The P6-7 school children are invited to put themselves forward for the various positions in the royal party and the head teacher is invited to draw names from a hat.

“There is a fundraising disco held to announce the incoming party and the children are only told on the night - so it is a great surprise.

“The King and Queen have their royal duties throughout the year - not only do they take part in the Civic Week parade, but they also attend Burntisland Highland Games and other events throughout the year.”

She continued: “The theme for Civic Week this year is the circus - it was picked by the pupils.

“You can just imagine the wealth of imagination the children will put into this year’s costume procession and we can only hope this year’s event will bring the sunshine.”

The week long programme of events starts on June 19 and will include the traditional elements including the crowning of the king and queen plus the parade.

Morna added: “Our hope this year is to add more activities to our Civic Week.

“We are actively seeking for community groups and businesses in the local community to come forward with new ideas so that we can make the 2015 event in Burntisland the best one ever.”