Heritage society’s packed calendar

BUCHAN Heritage Society has a packed calendar for 2012.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 21, when musical entertainment will be provided by John Bone and the Lennox family.

The event will be held in Mintlaw public hall and entry is payable at the door.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, April 18, the Scottish Accordion Group will provide entertainment for the society.

This time the evening will be held at Longside Hall at 7.30pm and again, admission is payable at the door on the night.

The annual Strichen Festival will begin on Friday, May 18 with a pre-festival dance, with music provided by Gordon Shand Scottish Dance Band.

The fun starts at 8pm and tickets are priced at £5.

A day of competition takes place on Saturday, May 19, commencing at 9.30am, with a prize winners concert that evening at 6.30pm hosted by Robbie Shepherd. Tickets are priced at £5.