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Plans well in hand for Thurso's third Midsummer Madness


By Georgia Clyne

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Thurso Town Improvements Association (TTIA) is gearing up for another fun-filled Midsummer Madness weekend.

Organisers are now in the final stages of preparations for the event, set to take place at Sir George's Park (the Dammies) from June 21-23 with different themes for each day.

It will be Thurso's third Midsummer Madness and TTIA is promising something for everyone.

A variety of events and entertainment will be provided across the weekend, with differing prices and running times for each day. A licensed bar, catering services and Wallis's funfair will be there all weekend.

Tia the mascot for Thurso Town Improvements Association.
Tia the mascot for Thurso Town Improvements Association.

On Friday 21st, gates will open at 6.30pm and there will be music from DJ Tobii followed by Colin J Mcfeat into the late evening. Entry on Friday is free as a thank-you to the community from TTIA for the support it has received throughout the year.

Saturday's theme is Tia in the Park, with a number of local bands set to provide music entertainment from 1pm until late.

On the Sunday afternoon, different groups will be on hand to entertain the crowds, from boxing demonstrations and gymnastics routines to magic tricks and Highland dancing.

From 4pm onwards the Young Ambassador Awards will be presented in which TTIA will celebrate the youth who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the community, followed by music from Ian Sinclair and Friends.

Tickets are £10 for adults on Saturday and £5 for Sunday, and can be purchased at the gate or in advance from a number of local businesses including McBeath's Jewellers, Eye Candy and McAllan's (Thurso and Wick). Children's tickets are £5 for Saturday and £1 for Sunday and are available on the gate.

More information on who will be performing, and details of which local businesses will be offering their services and have helped TTIA, will be released closer to the time.

TTIA always welcomes support from the community so encourages all those aged 18 or over who are willing to offer a helping hand to come along to a volunteers' meeting at the Dammies at 5.30pm on Thursday, June 20.


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