World-renowned musician Dame Evelyn Glennie has backed plans to launch two weekend festivals in the North-east.
The percussionist, who grew up in Methlick, believes the proposals for Banff and Inverurie would “entice” visitors from across the world. And since the idea was revealed, those behind it say they have been flooded with support and offers of help.
They are now looking to set up a group to get the project – which could boost the local economy by millions – off the ground. Dame Evelyn threw her support behind the festivals, which would bring together music, poetry, literature and the arts.
She said: “I really like the idea of both festivals working side by side and complementing each other, addressing different types of music and attracting world-class artists while enticing people from all over the world. I would definitely like to see this happening.”