Fifty seven former Eyemouth Herring Queens were represented at the 70th EHQ crowning this year.
On the Friday before, the ladies attended Coldingham Village Hall to attend the premier of the DVD, “Eyemouth’s Crowning Glory”, a movie that features all the past EHQs throughout the years that was made to commemorate the 70th Crowning. All arrived by coach and were received by the committee and a piper. After a champagne reception and food, Colonel Furness presented a footstool that he gifted to the festival in memory of his mother, Flower who crowned the first EHQ back in 1939.
The next day, obviously was the crowning of Ailsa Landels. The girls line the quayside to welcome her in and all had a group photo taken on the steps of Gunsgreen House, where each and every one of them had their robes given to them before their own crowning.
They then arrived over to Eyemouth High Street to be led by a lone piper to their seats to await Ailsa and her court. Afterwards, the ladies followed the procession and attended the EU Church for light refreshments.
A lovely day was had by all. These ladies gave their time once again for the Eyemouth Herring Queen festival coming from near and far, and once again it was very much appreciated by us all.
Thank you on behalf of Eyemouth and its Herring Queen Committee.