The Crieff Highland Gathering Trust is a charitable trust set up to support and promote highland culture and participation in highland games.
If you think that you know of a group or individual who would benefit from the Trust, please contact our Secretary:
Mrs Morag Speak,
Blue Heaven, Nellfield Place, Crieff, PH7 3DX
Crieff Highland Gathering Trust has recently been able to make donations to three local musical groups for young people,
Morrisons Academy Chamber Choir, Crieff High School Pipe Band and Comrie Junior Strings.
Morrisons Academy Choir will use their donation to purchase new uniforms for their forthcoming performance on Songs of Praise, which is due to be filmed on 6th May.
Pictured with Crieff Highland Gathering Chairman David Gillies are conductor Matthew Beetschen, Choir Captain Lucie Donaldson and Vice Captain Sally Andrews.
Crieff High School Pipe Band will also use their donation to fund new uniforms. Although the band has only been running since 2009, they have already competed at Crieff Highland Gathering, and hope to do so again this year among other competitions.
Pipe Major Stuart Scott is pictured receiving the cheque.
Comrie Junior Strings are a new group whose aim is to encourage primary school age children in Comrie to learn to play string instruments in a band environment. So far, twenty children have expressed an interest in joining and the donation from Crieff Highland Gathering Trust will go towards the cost of instruments. They plan to play a mixture of classical, contemporary and Scottish music.
Pictured receiving the cheque from CHG Trust Vice Chairman
Colin Crawford are group leader Cathy Tilbrook and
some of the members.
David Gillies said: “The purpose of Crieff Highland Gathering Trust is to promote highland culture. One of the best ways to do this is to encourage young people into music, so we are delighted to be able to assist these three groups and we wish them every success for the future.”