ONE of Moray’s biggest family fun days takes centre stage on Sunday in Elgin’s Cooper Park.
Motorfun, organised by Elgin Rotary Club, will take place from noon to 5pm – and will be fun all the way, with a range of activities and entertainment for all the family.
For motoring enthusiasts, there will be displays by local car dealerships, classic motorbikes and cars to admire, and a ‘Show ’n’ Shine’ display of modern vehicles.
Motorfun is a celebration of all the fund-raising by Elgin Rotary Club that is supported by the community throughout the year.
The support of local sponsors, including main sponsors the Robertson Group, means that the day is free for all.
A parade of motorbikes will start arriving at Elgin Academy from noon before making their way to Cooper Park from 1pm.
The classic cars, meanwhile, will assemble at Glen Moray Distillery from 10am, leaving at 11.15am, with a stop for lunch at Johnstons of Elgin, and scheduled to arrive in Cooper Park from 1.15pm.
There will be a range of stalls and attractions in the park, including another entertaining ‘It’s a Knockout competition’, which is guaranteed to be wet and slippery.
That will see ‘The Northern Scot’ team proudly defend the title they first won two years ago.
There will be music, dancing and displays throughout the afternoon in the park, in both the main rings and perimeter tent. Performers will include the Fochabers Fiddlers, Moray Tribal Dance, Dogs of the World, the Bucc Band, June Roy School of Dance, Elgin School of Taekwon Do, Moray Concert Brass, Guarana Drummers, Elgin City Band, Moray Swing Band, the Greenbrae Gaugers, Merry Minstrels, Ian Fraser, Slainte Ceilidh Band, Scenix and Moray Quanshu.
Elgin Boys’ Club will also be staging a five-a-side football tournament in the park during the afternoon, and there will be tennis coaching, bungy trampolines, chainsaw carving, a funfair, hopscotch magic and owl rescue.
While the day will be a celebration, it will also be tinged with sadness following the recent death of Brodie Ross, a senior member of Elgin Rotary and main organiser of the Bell’s Rotary Marafun and Motorfun in the past.