Saturday’s St Monans Sea Queen ceremony unfortunately found itself curtailed by the weather – but there was plenty for the large crowd of visitors and onlookers to enjoy before the halt was called.
Light drizzle began soon after the official opening by Fife Provost, Jim Leishman, and became steadily heavier during the afternoon.
By the time Sea Queen Danielle Marr and her entourage had arrived on board ‘The Reaper’ at St Monans harbour, and Danielle had been crowned by her predecessor, Caitlan Duncan, the decision was taken, for safety reasons, to bring things to a conclusion around 2.00p.m.
There were concerns about the proximity of the rain to electrical cables and underfoot conditions for dancers and other performers.
Nevertheless, on a busy day for gala events around east Fife, a number of displays and demonstrations did take place, prizewinners were announced and awards presented, with a large crowd defying the worsening weather at St Monans to enjoy them.