Carols and verse sparkle at Stonehaven Library

By Jane Cruickshank / December 15, 2022
Group of Mearns Writers

From Marka Rifat –

A delightful festive evening at Stonehaven Library on Monday 12th December attracted a very enthusiastic audience of all ages, from a baby dressed in red to, well, more mature members of the local community!

In the cosy upstairs area, the audience were warmly welcomed by library staff and treated to mince pies and hot drinks before settling down to enjoy a medley of seasonal tunes from some members (pictured) of the talented Inverurie Concert Band – all decked out in colourful Christmas jumpers and with tinsel on their music stands.

Festive music at Stonehaven Library performed by members from the Inverurie Concert Band

Then members of the award-winning Mearns Writers group (pictured) performed their own seasonal poems, which highlighted over-enthusiastic aunties, old-fashioned presents versus high tech ones, the scent of traditional cold fires around Stonehaven, and even a snowy unicorn.

The evening concluded with hearty encouragement from Lynne Clark (pictured), Senior Library Administrator for Live Life Aberdeenshire at Stonehaven Library, for everyone to raise their voices and join in a tremendous selection of carols, delivered with gusto by the musicians.

Lynne Clark (pictured), Senior Library Administrator for Live Life Aberdeenshire at Stonehaven Library

“It was a wonderful way to celebrate the season,” said Lynne Clark, “and we were thrilled to attract more than 30 people in such challenging weather.

“There is always a warm welcome at the library. Whether you are borrowing books, checking local history, using our computers, business support, Lego, looking at the latest exhibition, crafting or taking part in our latest addition – doggy days – I and my colleagues are ready to help.”

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All photos courtesty of Marka Rifat. Feature image, Mearns Writers performers