Val has been a barmaid for over 40 years and has worked in the Crown & Anchor for over 20 of those years. She’s larger than life - Scotland's very own Peggy Mitchell but much funnier and more famous. She knows a lot about booze and boats: even at home she tracks the progress of her boats and boys online. Val is a harbour legend – known around the world from Vietnam to Singapore, New York to New Deer.
Everyone knows her and she can reel off a list of her 'boys' for any regular boat that docks at the harbour. Loveable Val has a big heart but she keeps the customers in line and doesn’t stand any nonsense. Full of energy and with a unique line in put downs, Val can turn a quiet evening in the pub into a boisterous night of song and laughter.