The 2017 Mearns Connections Festival at the Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott looks like it will be a cracker this year.
At the Mearns Connections Dinner on Friday 11th, the guest speaker is Finlay Calder, British Lions captain and Scotland rugby legend. He is very entertaining. Tickets are £25 and include a 3 course supper.
Geordie Murison, the fabulous local King of the Bothy Ballads and his pals will provide a Bothy Nichts evening of entertainment on the Saturday night (12th).
For those of you who know Geordie, you’ll know that you are guaranteed a fabulous evening of entertainment. His friends Jim Taylor, Allan Taylor and others are equally entertaining. For those who don’t know them, you’ll have a great time. Tickets are £15 and include a stovie supper.
There is a Ballad Bus on the Saturday afternoon which goes on a musical journey around some Mearns Churches with artistic stained glass windows.Tickets are £12.
On Sunday afternoon, popular local photographer, Andy Hall is doing a talk at the Mearns Launch of his new book "Aberdeenshire - A New Perspective". Tickets are £5 and include tea, home bakes and a raffle ticket for a framed image of Catterline Bay.
There will be some books for sale and Andy will be happy to sign them afterwards. If you would like to come to any of these events, please phone the Grassic Gibbon Centre on 01561 361668 or send email