Findhorn Bay Festival launches programme

THE programme for the fourth Findhorn Bay Festival has been released.

The festival – which includes art, music, and theatre – begins on 23 September and runs until 2 October.

This year’s event also marks the tenth anniversary of Findhorn Bay Arts, the producer behind the festival.

Highlights include the docking of a tall ship – The Lady of Avenel – in nearby Buckie harbour for the first time in 50 years.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has teamed up with children’s theatre company Visible Fictions to present Yoyo & The Little Auk, an introduction to orchestral music and storytelling for three-to-six year olds.

Kresanna Aigner, creative director at Findhorn Bay Arts, said: “We are delighted to welcome the festival back after a four-year break.

“Stories are the lifeblood of every community and, [in] this special year of Scotland celebrating the ‘Year of Stories’, our festival is all about connecting us to life and people.

“We have [more than] 100 events planned over the ten days and, with something to suit all ages and tastes, we cannot wait to welcome you to the fourth Findhorn Bay Festival.”

Karen Dick – head of place, partnership, and communities at Creative Scotland – added: “This year’s exciting programme offers unique and unexpected experiences, from traditional music to family-friendly events.

“It also creates opportunities for Moray-based artists to shine, including pop-ups from Combine to Create, supported through Culture Collective.”

Read more news and reviews on Scottish Field’s culture pages.

Plus, don’t miss columnist Alexander McCall Smith’s reflections on Swedish music in the September issue of Scottish Field magazine.