Stovies night success

Dancers from Slessor School of Dance at the stovies night
Dancers from Slessor School of Dance at the stovies night

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society is celebrating after successfully hosting a stovies night followed by a night of Scottish music, poems and dance.

The event was held on Saturday, February 21 to support the Centre refurbishment fund.

The Centre was at capacity and a real buzz was felt at the arrival of the stovies kindly provided by the Waverley Hotel.

After some traditional fare, the live entertainment began with a mix of traditional songs, poems and pipe music, linked to some great highland dancing from Slessor School of Dance.

The entertainment was organised by the team’s new artistic director Angela Ireland who not only pulled the entertainment together, but performed throughout the night herself. Angela even read a poem she composed called “Robbie” after her beloved grandfather.

One of the most interesting parts of the night was to witness the performers, many who were still at school or recently left and the talent they showed was immense.

Alex Geddes chair of the society said: “The buzz in the hall was great and to see so many young folk give up their Saturday night to support us was a credit to them. Too often the young get a bad name, but this shows how dedicated the young can be and without their support the event could not have taken place. Our young are certainly the future of the town and we will do all we can as a team to provide full support for their future development and make sure their voices are heard when they have something positive they want to drive forward.

“I would like to thank the team for a great effort and hope to see many more events in the years ahead.”