Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


On Thursday, 30th June, at the Institute at Newburgh, the halls were alive with the Sound of Music as about 100 people ‘Considered Themselves at Home’ and sang along to ‘The Musicals’.

David Watt on keyboard directed operations and kept everyone singing while versatile James Ford played drums, double bass, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, and penny-whistle for ‘My Heart Will Go On’. Danny and Sandy from ‘Grease’ were at one table and a monkey was waltzing to ‘Edelweiss’.

This fun was to raise funds for Newburgh Wellbeing Choir which meets every Wednesday at 2pm at the Tayside Institute Community Centre, 42, High St, Newburgh.  We sing or listen for an hour then have a cup of tea.

Everyone is made welcome. The benefits of singing are mental and physical and we want to share them with the community. The Newburgh Medical Practice often recommends people to join our choir, recognising how singing can be beneficial to ‘health and wellbeing’.  

New members are made very welcome and you can just turn up to see if you enjoy the afternoon. There is no entry fee though donations are welcome.

Willie Rennie MSP and Wendy Chamberlain MP were there to show support. They are pictured with Treasurer Bernadette Duncan and President Valerie Walker.

We restart after the summer break on 31st August. If you want more information, call Valerie on 01337 842799.

Anne Hollingsworth