Blairgowrie and Rattray Arts Week - the It’s Braw! festival - is back for a second year. This year the festival will take place during the second week in August, a departure from its October date last year. And the team behind the event is already pulling together the programme for the week-long celebration of arts, crafts, drama and music. It’s Braw! evolved from the Rattray Arts Festival, which used to take place over the August bank holiday weekend.
Education was top of the agenda at Blairgowrie’s Newhill Primary School at a thought-provoking assembly attended by local MSP John Swinney. Pupils at the east Perthshire school presented work they had done as part of the Rights Respecting Schools initiative to the Deputy First Minister, who is also the Scottish Government’s cabinet secretary for education and skills. The Elm Drive school is currently working towards achieving the gold level of the UNICEF-run programme.
Perthshire is gearing up for a royal visit this spring as part of a classic car charity event in the town. HRH Prince Michael of Kent will be attending the Perthshire Classic Car Festival in April, which takes place over two days in Perth and Blairgowrie. The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie, building on the hugely successful Drive It Day classic car event that the organisation held in the area last year.
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