An opportunity to experience the food, music and songs of the period of the First World War will be presented in Methlick this weekend.
Methlick Heritage Society along with Legion Scotland (Methlick Branch) are staging a WW1 Commemoration Dinner and Concert in Beaton Hall on Saturday, November 1.
The dinner will consist of bully beef, potatoes and cabbage followed by stewed apples and custard.
This menu represents, as near as possible, what would have been a typical meal during the war years.
Tea and coffee with oatcakes and cheese will also be served up.
Following the dinner, Lord Aberdeen will give a short talk on the participation in WW1 of his Grandfather Lieut. Col. Lord Dudley Gordon, later to become the Marquis of Aberdeen. He commanded Territorial Battalions of the Gordon Highlanders and was awarded the DSO for his bravery.
Legion Scotland will then lead a brief act of remembrance focussing on the names of the fallen from Methlick and surrounding areas before putting on a display of WW1 memorabilia.
During the concert Robert Lovie the well known local entertainer will perform and introduce the highly acclaimed Davidson brothers from Tarves on their fiddles, Moira Stewart the accomplished singer and Highland Dancer Danielle Christie from Ellon.
The evening will conclude with audience participation in the singing of songs such as “It’s along way to Tipperary”, “Keep the Home Fires Burning” and “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag” led by the members of the concert party.
For more information call Margaret on 01651 806562.