Mermaid makes music at Carradale Harbour Day

Little Emelie Willis, wearing a nautical-themed dress, posed for a photograph with the mermaid and pirate Eleanor Bennett.

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A mermaid sneaked out of the ocean and onto dry land to join the celebrations at Carradale Harbour Day.

Not only did the colourful aquatic creature pose for photographs while being transported round the harbour in a pink wheelbarrow at last Saturday’s event, but she entertained the crowd by playing a harp.

A bumper crowd, possibly the biggest yet, turned out to support the Carradale Harbour Enterprises Ltd (CHEL) fundraiser, which enjoyed sunny but blustery conditions, with a whopping 181 burgers sold on the day.

Alan Milstead, chairman of CHEL, told the Courier: ‘It was a great day – we’ve had a lot of positive feedback from people and it made a good contribution towards future projects at the harbour.

‘We would like to thank Stewart and Scott MacAlister for making boat hulls once again for the ‘launch your own boat’ stall and John Porter for finishing the vessels off – they sold out!’