Donation boost for Radio North Angus thanks to dancer group

Radio North Angus, which provides music in Angus hospitals, has benefited from a donation of £400, thanks to a group of local Angus dancers.

The members of the Kingsmuir Saturday Night Dancers raised the figure through raffles.

They opted to donate the money to Radio North Angus, which is an entirely voluntary radio service with stations in Arbroath, Montrose and Stracathro.

The dancer group, which has members from across the county, have been meeting every Saturday evening from 8 to 11 p.m. for the last four years, in Kingsmuir Hall. 
Participants gather to enjoy an evening of Scottish Country dance music provided by a range of local artists, including Steven Carcary, Wayne Robertson, Johnny Duncan, and Scott Carnegie.

Accepting the donation from Kingsmuir Saturday Night Dancers’ Jim Bradford, Malcolm Finlayson, managing director at Radio North Angus, expressed gratitude to the members for their generosity.

He then explained that Radio North Angus is being increasingly invited to provide music and commentary at outside events, including those arranged in Brechin by the BRAVO group, and on occasion, is asked to relay the performances of artists through the PA system.

The £400 donation will be used to purchase a further two radio microphones in order to allow Radio North Angus to enhance this facility.

On average, approximately 50 people attend the Saturday dances, and more members are being encouraged, particularly younger people.

The programme for Kingsmuir Saturday Night Dancers for the remainder of May is as follows:

Dave Husband, May 24.

Johnny Duncan, May 31.

Further details on the group can be obtained from Jim Bradford, 01307 465765 or 07999 570167.