All-star line-up at Aberdour Festival

ABERDOUR'S royal family has been chosen for the village's 25th festival. Daniel Neilson is King, with Esme Oldfield as Queen and Peter Clark and Taryn Neilson will be on hand as attendants.

This year, Aberdour Festival's theme is 'Our World in One World' which will emphasise the various aims of the event, which include helping to share in the care and improvement of the local environment and allowing the community and visitors to celebrate the history and culture of Aberdour.

The 25th festival takes place from July 25 to August 3 and is a landmark for the town. To make it special, organisers have booked a large marquee on Silver Sands playing field.

Confirmed events include Eddi Reader, 'Albannach', Dorothy Paul, Henry Sandon of the Antiques Roadshow and the popular ceilidh band Callanish.

Festival chairman Pauline Norman said: "Our prime purpose is to provide enjoyment for the village and its many summer visitors. This year, we also look forward to renewing our friendship with families from Aberdour's twin town of Corte Franca in Northern Italy with an opening Scottish-Italian gala evening in the marquee.

"The committee look forward to everyone's continuing support at this special 25th year.

"We promise a week long, action packed series of events for all ages - the raft race, Donkey Brae seven and two mile runs, village market, many childrens' events, arts and music workshops."