Govan Fair 2016 Prize Draw Results

The lucky numbers in the 260th Govan Fair 2016 prize draw are as follows:

473, 584, 602, 775, 943, 1495 and 1826.

The prizes were kindly donated to the Govan Fair Association by Shearer Candles, Glasgow Science Centre, The Experience, Glasgow Club, Sainsbury’s, Farm Foods and the Citizens Theatre.

To claim you prize, contact Fablevision Studios on 0141 425 2020 or via email at info@fablevision.org, or email the Govan Fair Association at govanfair@gmail.com.

You will find your draw number on the back cover of your Govan Fair 2016 programme.

260 Years of the Govan Fair

Well that was the 260th anniversary of the Govan Fair and it’s all over for another year.

The Govan Fair Association would like to thank everyone who turned out in the streets to see the parade and enjoy the fun of the fair in Elder Park at the weekend – by far the best Govan Fair event for many years. We couldn’t have asked for better weather either.

Congratulations to Faatima Kazee from Riverside primary school who is our newly crowned Govan Queen.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the parade, the stallholders, caterers, showpeople and volunteers who contributed to a great time out for everyone who attended the fair.

We would also like to individually thank the following:

Chief Gift Kofi Amu-Logotse from the African Arts Centre on Broomloan Road for bearing the Sheep’s Heid this year. Chief Amu has been part of our diverse community in Govan for many years and we are delighted to have recognised his contribution as part of this year’s fair.

The Reverend Moyna McGlynn from Govan and Linthouse Parish Church for crowning the Govan Queen this year.

Inspector John Haynes and the Police Scotland officers from Helen Street police station for their help and support to ensure the festivities went without incident and everyone enjoyed themselves safely.

Adrian Boiteux and Zeb Shaw for the event management on the days.

Glasgow City Council for their support and assistance with putting all of the arrangements in place for Elder Park.

Louisa Taylor and the team at Fablevision Studios who have worked very hard for months on the event organisation to make sure the weekend was such a huge success and for the production of an outstanding programme booklet.

Our Patrons: First Minister the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Lord Provost of Glasgow Sadie Docherty.

Don’t forget if you picked up a copy of the programme to check the number on the back as we will be announcing the result of the raffle draw on the website shortly.

New Toilets for the Old Fair

The Old Govan Fair  celebrates 260 years on Friday 3rd June and will christen a brand new set of toilets.

LUXALOO are ”delighted to announce that this year will see the old ones (which you may remember were nearly as old as the fair itself and a wee bit shoogly) replaced with spanking new ones complete with running water”.

Govan Fair organisers have been deliberating about who should do the official opening ceremony.

”We considered our patrons, first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Lord Provost Sadie Docherty but decided a Royal would be more appropriate, so the Govan Fair Queen will cut the ribbon (or rather, will cut the bumph).”

Govan Fair Association Chairman, Lord James Stringfellow, will (inevitably) release copious amounts of hot air and will be invited to sound the first tinkle

Govan Grudges!!

Anyone who knows Govan will know that grudges never last long.
The one between the Govan Fair Association and the Church has lasted a mere 260 years.

No one ever quite remembers why Govan grudges start but the Church/G.F.A one is rumoured to centre around a young man who, on being refused the hand in marriage of the minister’s daughter, came back that night with pals, severed the head of the minister’s prize ram and carried it through Govan on a pole.

That deid sheep’s heid has headed up the Govan Fair procession ever since, rubbing salt in the wound of the grudge every first Friday of June.

Govan Fair 2016, is exactly 260 years since the falling out and the grudge will be symbolically put to bed on Friday, 3rd June at 6pm in Elder Park when the Reverend Doctor Moyna McGlynn, minister of Govan and Linthouse parish church crowns the Govan Fair Queen.

The Govan Fair Association committee are looking to put a grudge to bed each year going forward. Some long suffering local residents reckon that’ll take at least another 260 year

The Govan Fair Programme 2016

Govan Fair Programme

The programme booklet for the 260th annual Govan Fair is now out, with 72 pages of features and info. It’s really top quality and the team at Fablevision Studios have done a fantastic job producing it for us.

You can collect copies of the programme at the following locations and more:

  • Brechin’s Bar, 803 Govan Road
  • Elder Park Library, Langlands Road
  • Fairfield, 1048 Govan Road
  • Fairfield Working Mens’ Club, 211 Crossload Road
  • Govan Arms pub, 907 Govan Road
  • Govan Credit Union
  • Govan Cross Shopping Centre
  • Govan and Linthouse Church
  • Govan Workspace, Harmony Row
  • St Anthony’s Church
  • Sunny Govan Radio, Govan Road
  • Pearce Institute, Govan Road
  • Dot’s Spot, 209 Langlands Road
  • Macmillan Cafe (inside the Pearce Institute)
  • The Amethest pub, 1209 Govan Road

Don’t forget there is a number on the back of the programme that will be entered into a prize draw with several prizes up for grabs.

With the weather forecast looking good for the Govan Fair is expected to be a great weekend!