A different Bo’ness Fair experience for Queen Elect Lily

Family, friends and the whole Bo’ness community helped ensure what should have been the town’s Children’s Fair Festival last Friday was a day to remember for Queen Elect Lily Harvey.

By Fiona Dobie
Monday, 22nd June 2020, 5:04 pm

With no traditional Fair Day taking place this year due to the pandemic, and a crowning ceremony set to take place behind closed doors in August, everyone came together while socially distancing to give the 11-year-old Kinneil Primary pupil some fond memories to look back on.

Lily enjoyed a garden party at her Douglas Terrace home with Kinneil Band playing for her, and a visit from Fiona Burns, who will do the honours of crowning her Fair Queen in a few months time.

Jill Moffatt, Lily’s mum, said: “When we went outside for the Clap for the Children at 12 o’clock our neighbours had come along to stand outside the house to clap.

Queen Elect Lily Harvey and Unison Kinneil Band members.

“Someone had handed in a dress for her to wear so she looked like a proper queen for the day.

“Kinneil Band played in the back garden and down at the school there was an accordion band and lots of people had gone along to watch.

“She had lots of cards and presents and everyone still made her feel like it was her special day.

“I originally thought she was going to miss out on so much because of the virus, but she’s ended up gaining so much more from the experience. “Everyone has been so kind and because it has all been a surprise it has made it even more special and it’s meant so much more, it’s been lovely.”

Queen Elect Lily Harvey and Fiona Burns, who will crown her in August.
Ben and Jill Moffat with Queen Elect Lily Harvey.