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Winners of the Brechin International Youth Association Talent Show held in the High School Assembly Hall, last Thursday, were the Electro Breakdancers, a talented team of lads who demonstrated the latest craze to come over from the USA, a mixture of robotics and Acrobatics, danced to the throbbing disco beat.

They received the overall first prize - a cheque for £25 presented by the Rotary Club of Brechin.

There was a large audience for the show which had been arranged by the young folk on the Brechin committee of the International Year for Youth, and they were congratulated by the judges on their enterprise in bringing together such an array of local talent. Acts had ranged from the latest in dancing right though traditional singers and instrumentalists and dramatic productions, to a budding young magician.

HRH The Princess Anne, as president of Save the Children Fund, is to present her own awards to children and attend a children’s Highland Games, Rally and Fete at Glamis Castle on Saturday, June 22.

It will be the Princess’ very first visit to her Grandmother’s old home. Brechin High School, Edzell, Lethnot and Glenesk Schools will be amongst those participating.