Giant baton to be handed over to FJAS

FESTIVAL: The baton will be handed over at the Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre's car park.
FESTIVAL: The baton will be handed over at the Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre's car park.

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society will welcome a giant conductor’s baton next week ahead of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

On Wednesday, June 27, the society will accept the baton at 6pm in the car park of the town’s Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre.

The baton is a symbol for this year’s annual Aberdeen International Youth Festival, an event from which the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society has always hosted visiting performers.

This year will be no exception for Fraserburgh, but arts enthusiasts will have to wait until August 7 until they arrive.

However, local dancers and members of the Fraserburgh Pipe Band will give short performances at the baton handover, followed by more piping and Highland dance at Fraserburgh Heritage Centre at approximately 7pm.

Before then, the heritage centre will host its open day on Saturday, June 23, from 11am ‘til 4pm.

The open day will feature all the usual heritage centre displays, with the added inclusion of the returning Aberdeenshire Archives, as well as singing and dancing by the pupils of St Andrews School.

A model boat-building demonstration will also be given.

Admission to the event is free, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.