Beer fest to take place this weekend

Pop along to Balmakewan, near Laurencekirk, this weekend for the first ever Beer Fest to be held in the marquee beside the farm shop.

Held on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, from 3 p.m., the event will feature beverages from Burnside Brewery in Laurencekirk, Thistly Cross Cider, Six° North from Stonehaven and the Inveralmond Brewery and other national favourites as well as a selection of bands providing live entertainment.

Tickets cost £10 and include a commemorative beer glass and a beer token.

Tokens can be purchased and exchanged for a pint of your choice or hog roast bun. Half tokens can be used for soft drinks or half pints.

Tickets are available from Balmakewan Farm Shop (01674 840488) or e-mail or Ink Minx Tattoos, 5 Lower Hall Street, Montrose.

For satnav users, the postcode for Balmakewan is AB30 1QX.