School pupils bring festive cheer to Peterhead streets

Meethill School choir singing carols in Marischal Street
Meethill School choir singing carols in Marischal Street

Two local primary schools took to the streets of Peterhead recently to bring festive cheer in the form of Christmas carols.

Meethill and Clerkhill choirs sang in the town centre on Thursday, December 19 to the delight of Christmas shoppers.

The idea was suggested by Peterhead Projects social regeneration officer, Alex Geddes. He said: “To support the local shops and the regeneration of our town centre, I thought it would be great to have the school choirs come together in the Drummers Corner so the true meaning of Christmas could be heard.

“I made contact with all local schools, however this year was a bit last minute, so was so grateful that Meethill and Clerkhill could come along and bring life into the town centre.

“It was so successful that I hope next year will see a joint effort and including the village schools to make it a day to remember.

Alex added: “I would intend contacting all schools in January 2014 with a view of having something in place for next years events.

“The sound of the children’s voices brought life to the town centre and brought a lot of smiles to the faces of shoppers passing by.

“It is after all the youth of today that will own the town centre of the future and I sincerely hope I can work closer with the schools in the year ahead so they can help shape their towns future and make it a place they want to visit and be proud of.”