Charitable status awarded to Pitmedden Festival

Pitmedden Gardens
Pitmedden Gardens

The Pitmedden Music Festival has been given a further boost after being awarded charitable status by the Scottish Charity Regulator, OSCR.

The music festival takes place this weekend on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Gardens.

The weekend event includes a lively programme of music, free children’s entertainment, a beer festival and local food stalls.

Festival organiser, Angie Stemp, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded charitable status.

“This is exciting news for us as it means OSCR has faith in the festival and it’s long-term viability.

“It has been a long process to get charity status and I want to thank all those involved who made it possible.

“The Pitmedden Music Festival really is an event being run by the community for the community and our new charitable status recognises this.

“We are now looking forward to the main event, which takes place this weekend.

“I would encourage people to get their tickets which are available at the Aberdeen Box Office, Pitmedden Gardens and the Co-Op in Pitmedden.”

The new charitable status means the festival can now benefit from tax exemptions and greater freedom for trustees.

It also means that in the future, the charity could apply for grant aid only available to charities.

The Pitmedden Music Festival 2014 will include a range of music acts from string orchestras to street drummers to rock bands.

A full programme including a day of children’s entertainment and ticket details are available on the website www.pitmeddenmusicfestival.com.

Alternatively, you can check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pitmeddenmusicfestival.

Children under 12 years of age will be admitted to the festival free of charge.

The festival will run from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, June 6, and from 11am to midnight on the Saturday.

All are welcome to go along and enjoy the family event which is sure to have something for everyone.