A PASSIONATE Sir Cliff Richard fan presented the world-famous singing legend with a Star of The Fraser Centre when she met him at his vineyard in Portugal.

Catherine Scott, from Haddington, has been a huge Cliff Richard fan since 1958 and met her idol for the first time on holiday at his vineyard a few years ago.

Catherine purchased a Star of The Fraser Centre for Sir Cliff, a fundraising item for the new community hub opening in Tranent, in order to show her admiration for him while supporting the centre.

A repeat visit to the vineyard this year led to a “magical meeting” when Catherine was able to present Sir Cliff with his star.

Catherine said: “It was magical to meet him and he was very pleased with the plaque for the star.

“It is my way of showing my admiration for him and his faith whilst helping a local charity I support.

“He was really pleased with the star and also signed a Fraser Centre shirt to be auctioned off at a later event for the trust.”

The Stars of The Fraser Centre are engraved stars which are part of the fundraising for the new community hub in Tranent for learning, development, arts and entertainment.

The stars are available for anyone to purchase and can contain a name or short message – they will all be on display in the completed building.

Meanwhile, the long-awaited re-opening of The Fraser Centre will take place next Saturday (November 9).

The new community centre in the heart of Tranent has been completed on budget at £2.6 million.

It will host a cafe, activity rooms, meeting rooms and offices which are available for rent.

A 116-seat cinema will also open in the centre next year.

For its first event, the centre has partnered with M&F Funeral Services to host the annual Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning, 10.30am-12.30pm. Entry is £4 (£1 children) and includes a cake, sandwich and drink, with funds going to the charity.

The official Fraser Centre open day then follows between 2pm and 4pm. All are welcome to this free event to see how the old picture house has been rebuilt and find out about the new centre.

Family entertainment is provided by children’s entertainer Gladys Chucklebutty. East Lothian Play Association are also providing Loose Parts Play, which encourages children to get creative and play with materials which might otherwise go to landfill. There are also family arts and crafts, including mask making, plus music provided by Radio Saltire.

Following this, the cafe will be open part-time until next year, when it opens full-time.

The Fraser Centre Community Trust was formed in 2011 and aims to provide a learning, development, arts and entertainment centre in Tranent.

David Orr, The Fraser Centre project and development manager, said: “We are delighted to have a day full of family entertainment to open the new centre and look forward to opening our doors and showing people inside the new building.

“It’s been such an exciting project in Tranent.

“People have been able to see the progress of the building and we’re looking forward to opening.

“Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages and our website for our latest news and updates.”

At Fa’side Area Partnership’s annual public meeting, Mr Orr also announced that the centre would take nominations from the public of groups in the Fa’side area which could be gifted access to the centre free of charge.

Fa’side Area Partnership and The Fraser Centre Community Trust have agreed that there will be an application process in which eligible groups can be nominated for free use of space in the centre.

Public voting will then take place on which groups should be approved.