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Scottish Week king and queen are crowned

Kyra and Finn

SCOTTISH WEEK commences in Stranraer on July 27 and the coronation of the king and queen has taken place. Finn Milligan, 6, is king. Finn took on the challenge of climbing the height of Ben Nevis up his stairs during lockdown. He did it over the course of a week and raised over £1,000 for the Coronation Day Centre. The Queen is Kyra Lund, 11. Kyra has worked very hard helping the Fed-Up Cafe charity amidst the pandemic. She has been juggling school work and the cafe to help those in need providing meals for people who are stuck in self isolation, unwell or homeless. And at the coronation at Castle Green this morning, here was special recognition too for here's also special recognition for Lloyd Murdoch, 11. He was playing football with his parents at Ardwell Bay and heard a faint noise and noticed something out in the water. It turned out to be a father and his 11-year-old daughter who had jumped from a rubber dingy after it drifted too far from the shore. The alarm was raised and the two people saved thanks to Lloyd's quick thinking. Police Inspector Gordon McKeand was on hand to present Lloyd with a certificate recognising his lifesaving actions. Scottish Week has had to make changes to its programme because of Covid-19, but there's loads happening. Among the events is a scarecrow competition with great prizes. It's easy to get involved - just let you imagination run wild and create a scarecrow. The organisers say: “Get your family creative hat on to make a fun or serious scarecrow. Lots of towns across the UK do these as regular events, so we thought we'd include it in the Stranraer Scottish Week. “There is £100 worth of prizes up for grabs, but you have to be in it to win it! “Scarecrows can be any size – full size in the garden, perhaps, or doll size for the window – they all count.” They're also encouraging shops to take part to get things started." To enter, send photos to the Scottish Week website upload page or send them through Facebook. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, July 28. The traditional parade through the town centre is having to be rethought and so children are being encouraged to don fancy dress at home, get their photo taken “striking a pose”. Send it in to become part of the Virtual Scottish Week Fancy Dress competition. For more on Scottish Week and its efforts to bring the community together, see www.stranraerscottishweek.co.uk

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