Ben Nevis climb a huge success

Pictured are, from left, Douglas, Dale, Kim and Graeme at the summit.

Pictured are, from left, Douglas, Dale, Kim and Graeme at the summit.

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Keen Brechin fund-raisers have once again scaled Ben Nevis in a bid to raise money for the second Brechin Music Fest.

Graeme Strachan, who sits on the Brechin Music Fest committee, was joined by Douglas Johnston, Kim Slowey and Dale McLeish on August 2 to climb the UK’s biggest mountain.

The foursome had to endure tricky conditions during their climb, with fog and snow making the 4,406 foot trek all the more difficult.

However, all four made it to the top and were able to raise over £1,000 for the Music Fest.

The event relies entirely on fund-raising, and the Ben Nevis trek has helped boost the committee’s coffers as they set to host the second Brechin Music Fest from August 29 to August 31.

While most of the action is set to take place over those three days, official Brechin Music Fest events are already under way, with local youngsters enjoying a special visit from the Singing Kettle on Sunday (August 10) at the City Hall.

The headline act for this year’s event is Definitely 
Oasis, who are set to play at the City Hall on Saturday, August 30.

Graeme said: “There is still a limited number of 
tickets available, so if anyone is looking for a ticket, they can
call our booking line on 07742 
29073.”

The weekend of events kicks off on Friday, August 29, with the ‘Flicks Revival’ night at the City Hall.

The event will see 
Brechin’s famed night club 
return for one night only, and is already sold out.