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The flag of Kirkcudbrightshire is flying in Filey’s Memorial Gardens during the month of July to celebrate the growing links between the town and the John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum in Kirkbean, which is situated in the South Western Scottish county of Kirkcudbrightshire. The famous ‘American’ captain was actually born in Kirkbean, Scotland, before joining the […]

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During September last year a curious flag was flown from the flagpole of the White Lodge Hotel. It proved to be a huge talking point among locals and visitors alike. The hotel staff found themselves being bombarded with questions as to what the flag represented. The flag in question was the so-called Serapis flag. Fashioned […]

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Who doesn’t like scrambling about the rock pools of Filey Brigg? Those little worlds that appear twice a day, teeming with life. Generations of holidaymakers have explored those pools, but aside from the scurrying crabs and slippy seaweed, the life captured in those pools is a mystery to most. Well, wonder no more. Because next […]

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We are currently in the midst of War Graves Week. Organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) the event is designed to highlight the work of the commission in the United Kingdom. Although perhaps best known for their work in tending the huge cemeteries in the former battlefields of the Great War in France […]

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From 16 May the train service will return to its pre-covid service level of one train every hour between Hull and Scarborough and vice versa. A huge relief for those who use the train to travel for work and shopping. Additionally, it will improve connections at Seamer for those travelling further afield. The full timetable can be downloaded […]

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In September a United States Navy warship is scheduled to visit Filey Bay. It is part of the commemorations of the historic Battle of Flamborough Head, which occurred during the American Revolutionary War of 1779. The battle is taught in every US school and John Paul Jones, the Scottish-born captain of the American ship the Bonhomme […]

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It was a busy Bank Holiday weekend for the volunteers who respond to reports of seals being in distress. Overwhelmingly, it is disturbance by humans and dogs that accounts for the majority of the call outs. Juvenile seals regularly haul themselves out of the sea at night and use the sands of Filey Bay as a much […]

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Filey is the eighth best seaside resort in Britain according to a poll conducted by the consumer group Which. Nearly 5,000 respondents ranked seaside resorts on numerous facets from beaches to attractions, peace and quiet to food and drink. Bamburgh in Northumberland topped the poll with an 85% satisfaction rating. It also received five stars for […]

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Filey bandstand
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Well, we hope you used a pencil when you put the concert dates in your diary … the Crescent Gardens Bandstand concerts have already been updated. In this, hopefully, post-covid world there were bound to be changes. Anyway, here is the revised programme via a lovely graphic from our friends at Filey Bay Today:

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Although the Duke of Edinburgh never officially visited Filey, he will have undoubtedly been familiar with the town, both personally and professionally as a naval officer. As the nation pays a fond farewell to Her Majesty the Queen’s consort, we investigate his links to Filey, through his mother’s holidays in the town, to the Duke’s […]

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