A charity fund raising event took place on St Andrew’s night at the Clatterin’ Brig, Fettercairn, under the banner of a Touch of Tartan, where guests were invited to wear an item of tartan, to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage.
The evening meal and concert, organised by Catterline singer/songwriter Dave Ramsay, was part of a wider fund raising programme to support the restoration of the windows at the Old Church Kinneff. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Kinneff Old Church Preservation Trust to support their work in this important restoration.
The Old Church at Kinneff, has a unique and important place in Scottish history, as this was the site where the Scottish Regalia, the crown the sword, and the sceptre were hidden, after they were smuggled from Dunnottar Castle in 1651 where Cromwell had placed the castle under siege.
A daring plan involving the minister’s wife meant that the Scottish Regalia were smuggled from the castle, and concealed and safeguarded in secret for nine years, beneath the floor of the Old Church, by the Reverend Grainger and his wife.
Guest speaker for the St Andrew’s Address was Nigel Don MSP and chairman was Tony Peters of the Kinneff Old Church Preservation Trust.