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Lang Reel
This re-enactment was staged as part of the celebrations to mark the updating of the Collieston Harbour Act of 1894 with the Collieston Harbour revision Order 1991. The traditional musicians from the band Hallyracket who provided the music, also researched the dance steps.

The French game of Boules or Pentanque was introduced to NE Scotland by French oil workers. It was embraced with a passion in Collieston (and particularly championed by Rear Admiral Ritchie on his retirement back to the village after heading the International Hydrographic Institute in Monaco) one of the highlights for the club is the “snowboules” match held every year on Boxing Day.

The Millennium Burns Supper held in the Village Hall.
Young musical talent (including Collieston’s own “Spice Girls”) perform at the 1998 Gala.

SNH visit
The Forvie National Nature Reserve, with its extensive dune system plays host to numerous parties of school children on environment studies trips.

Gala Day
Highlights of the 1998 Gala Day.
Gala fancy dress
Youngsters take part in the annual Gala fancy dress parade and competition.

Salmon fishing declines
Netsman Malcolm Forbes talks about the decline in salmon fishing along the coast between Aberdeen and Forvie

Forvie Salmon fishery
The general location of the salmon bothy and fishery along the shore of Forvie Moor.
....copyright Collieston Century 2003