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The Way We Were: Looking back at Scottish week

The queen and princesses

SCOTTISH Week has always been a big deal in Stranraer, though this year it faces serious lockdown challenges. Still, it's nice to look back now and then. Reader Margeret Bark gets in touch with these great pictures and says: "As Scottish Week is nearly upon us it reminded me of that special week and year in 1974. "I had the honour of being chosen as Loch Ryan Queen at the tender age of 16. It was a great day at the crowning as you arrived on a decorated lorry then into a huge marquee in Agnew Park. "Hundreds of people lined the streets. At the crowning, which was done by Molly Murray, the royal party received a string of pearls and flowers. "One of my first duties was to lay a wreath at the Princess Victoria anchor in remembrance of those who lost their lives "Every day and night in the Week, different activities took place to suit all ages with live music most evenings. "My princesses were Linda Barbour and Sandra Kyle. "I attended many events throughout that whole year. It is a time I remember with fondness and I was really proud the represent my town of Stranraer. Margaret – you may know her as Megan – adds: "My maiden name was McCurdy. "I'm still living in Stranraer, working as a dental health officer with D&GNHS. "I'm married with two sons, James and Ross. Ross has his own business – Road Runner Entertainment – and is married to Karen. I have three adorable grandchildren Mia , Rhys and Louie." That's quite the royal family!

<< back Published: 09 Jun 2020, 11:50

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