In this challenging time we are facing, the Committee wanted to let you know what we've been doing. At the moment we are planning for 2 scenarios:
We are allowed to hold the Fair on 15th August
The advice is still that large gatherings should not take place and we are unable to hold the Fair on the High Street.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-mass-gatherings Through generous fundraising and donations the Fair has been able to put on a fun filled week year on year. But this year is very different. If we are able to hold the Fair in August this will need to be different to previous years. We wholeheartedly appreciate and support that previous sponsors and donators are diverting their support to the community and our NHS during the Covid-19 crisis. We are, therefore, working with a much reduced budget, so for now we are only planning Ferry Fair Day (Saturday 15th August), and we’re exploring options on how to best do this. There will not be the usual array of bands and entertainment, although Queensferry Memorial Pipe Band have very kindly offered to support the Fair in anyway they can. We'll try to get creative and still be able to have a fun filled, if socially distanced day. The programme is a lovely memento each year and this year will be no exception. This year the programme will not contain any adverts from local businesses. At this unprecedented time we have taken the decision not to approach any local businesses when funds are tight. The Committee hope you understand our decision to support local businesses this way. This is a fluid situation so as things evolve we will continue to post on Facebook and update the website www.ferryfair.co.uk We are still hoping for the best and planning for the worst, so we are delighted to say we have our Gracious Lady for 2020, Mrs Ruth Baily. Congratulations Ruth! We thank you all for your continued support and hope we are still able to give Queensferry a fun Ferry Fair. Please continue to stay safe. The Ferry Fair Committee