Joint charity concert in Bervie this weekend

A joint charity concert this Saturday in the masonic lodge, Inverbervie, will raise funds on behalf of the Maggie Law Maritime Museum.

The Creative Common Good Fund, which supports local artists and is run by Jacky Niven, from Gourdon, is also a beneficiary.

An art fair organised by Jacky will take place in Gourdon Village Hall this weekend, sponsored by the Maggie Law Museum.

The concert will have a number of interesting features, with Eleanor Leith as special guest artist.

Eleanor has a distinguished career as a television and recording artist, but she is also exhibiting her other talents through her artwork at the Gourdon Art Fair

Dave Ramsay will be featuring a new song about the two Gourdon men at the centre of last week’s creel boat drama.

Also featured will be a new song written and recorded by the Primary Four pupils of Bervie School. It’s the culmination of a major project about restoring an RNLI garden in Bervie, and the story of John (Jack) Gillanders who created the garden in 1974.

Dave Ramsay said: “The pupils were celebrating the rich maritime heritage of Gourdon and Inverbervie, and composed a song about the RNLI, little knowing that their words would actually soon come true with the drama of last week:

‘‘The chorus goes:

“Bervie is the place to be

Safe on shore is where we’ll be

When the RNLI saves the day,

In their very own and special way”

How true for the two men.’’

The concert will also feature Davey (Crevat) Craig an established local singer song writer and entertainer, and Ray Milne with her own brand of humour, song and poetry.

Tickets priced £10 including a stovie supper, are available from Bervie paper shop, the Harbour Bar, Maggie Law Musuem or direct from Dave on 01569 750730.