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First ever St Abbs Fest celebrates local heritage

14 May 2012

First ever St Abbs Fest celebrates local heritage

The first ever St Abbs Fest, organised by National Trust for Scotland, will launch on 16 May 2012.

National Trust for Scotland has announced that the first ever St Abbs Fest will begin on 16 May 2012, with a week of events celebrating the history and heritage of St Abbs. With the help of the local community, curator National Trust for Scotland has organised a programme of events celebrating the area's history, archaeology, fishing, wildlife and art.

Liza Cole, National Trust for Scotland Property Manager, said: 'This is a really exciting event celebrating St Abbs. We think that the programme really showcases the area well with its variety.

'The Trust, as the custodians of St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve, are proud to be playing an important part – we’ll be giving talks and walks on seabirds, archaeology and hosting a seashore safari too. It all fits in really well with the Trust’s aim to conserve and promote our heritage.

'We hope that this first year is a big success and encourages plenty of people to learn more about the heritage of this beautiful part of Scotland.'

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Last Updated: 10th May 2012