A Mearns harbour event was given a boost yesterday as planned road closures were cancelled over the weekend.
Hundreds of people flocked to the Stonehaven Harbour Festival yesterday to enjoy a day of family fun.
Organised by the Stonehaven Round Table, rotary club and the District Lions Club, the event is aimed at raising money for the open air pool.
Launching the event were the Newtonhill Pipe Band who paraded along the harbour before the programme of activities began at 11am.
On offer this year was a treasure hunt, a sand castle competition and a raft race. Demonstrations were also put on by the RNLI inshore lifeboat crews and the HM Coastguard crews.
The planned closure for the B979 Netherley Road at New Mains of Ury at the weekend to allow for AWPR overnight works was cancelled meaning traffic coming in and out of the town would be eased.
Stonehaven and Lower Deeside councillor Wendy Agnew said the event had been a “great success” and added: “It was very well organised and everyone seemed to be very happy with how it worked out.
“There were crowds of people there and all the car parks were chock-a-block – so it’s been really good for bringing folk into the town.
“I think the weather really helped too.”