Sun shines brightly as Rose Queen is crowned

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THE sun was high in the sky and the air full of fun on Saturday, as the 75th Rose Queen Day took place at Leven’s 
Carberry House.

Hundreds of locals turned out for the famous event which dates back to 1938.

The Rose Queen 2013 & attendants

The Rose Queen 2013 & attendants

The gorgeous weather of the last week continued into the weekend, and the sun certainly drew the crowds for the celebration, which marks the start of Leven’s Civic Week.

The community concert kicked off proceedings while school choirs made sure the mood was set before the annual crowning of the 
Rose Queen.

This year, it was the turn of pupils from St Agatha’s Primary School to take centre stage in the ceremony, and primary seven pupil Alex Rhone was the lucky girl chosen as Rose Queen for 2013. She was backed by her eight attendants and 18 flower girls.

Local garage owner Scott Lambert had the honour of crowning the queen during the ceremony and speaking afterwards he said: “It’s been a really great day and I was very pleased to have been asked to take part.”

Speaking on the day, Linda Allardyce, of the Civic Week Committee, said: “I am absolutely ecstatic with the way things have gone.

“It is the best weather we have had for years and it makes everything 
worthwhile.

“Community spirit is definitely still alive in Leven and it’s brilliant to see so many people here and every school represented.

“I’d really like to thank my committee and their families because they have been 
absolutely brilliant. Without them we just couldn’t do 
all of this.”