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North-east steam and vintage fair called off for a second year by organisers

By David Porter

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The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club Committee met virtually this week to discuss the viability of running the annual Steam and Vintage Fair due to be held at Castle Fraser in June.

The Bon Accord Steam Fair has been cancelled for 2021.
The Bon Accord Steam Fair has been cancelled for 2021.

Club chairman Sam Barrack said: “Following this week’s committee meeting, members of the committee have unanimously agreed that the Steam and Vintage Fair planned for 2021 will be postponed until 2022 in light of continuing uncertainty over Covid restrictions and how they will affect events over the summer.

"This decision was not taken lightly, and we waited until March to make this decision in the hope that it would be possible to proceed with our annual event, but we have always taken the safety of our members, contractors, exhibitors, traders and attendees very seriously and we must ensure our dedication to everyone’s wellbeing remains our top priority and act in line with government public health guidelines.

"We will be working towards a revitalised Steam and Vintage Fair on the 18th and 19th June 2022 when we hope everyone can join us to celebrate, once again, our steam heritage.”

The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club will be steaming ahead with plans for their 2022 Steam Fair and are contactable throughout the year via the Club Facebook page.

The Club itself would have celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020 but its Golden Jubilee celebrations were cancelled following the first coronavirus lockdown .

The Steam Fair has been held at the site of Castle Fraser for over 10 years which provides a dramatic backdrop for over 500 steam, classic and vintage vehicles at one of the largest event of its type in Scotland drawing exhibitors from all over United Kingdom.

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