Raising funds to let children play

A group which has been instrumental in giving youngsters access to music tuition hopes a pair of fundraising concerts will further its reach. For 15 years the Perth and Kinross Music Foundation has given financial aid to young musicians across the region. The registered charity has handed out £13,000 already this year to help dozens of young players achieve their …

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Queen’s diamond jubilee

PERTH is to host Scotland’s biggest diamond jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen’s accession to the throne, it was revealed yesterday. Perth and Kinross Council is planning a programme of major events, including one of the largest parades of pipers yet seen in Scotland, as part of a series of celebrations for the jubilee weekend in June. The council is …

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The Spirit of Perth

A NEW Scottish album – ‘The Spirit of Perth’ – has just been released to celebrate Perth 800 featuring the Jambouree Choir, John Scrimger MBE, Jimmy Cassidy and Edna Auld, the Perth youth choir’s director. One of the highlights of the recording is 18-year-old baritone Kenneth Maciver singing ‘The Spirit of Perth’ together with the choir. Perth’s ‘Mr Music’ John …

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