Isla St Clair at the Mearns Connections

Isla St Clair will be at the Mearns Connections Festival
Isla St Clair will be at the Mearns Connections Festival

Isla St Clair, well known singer and hostess of The Generation Game, will be the star attraction at this year’s Mearns Connection Festival.

Isla is known to millions for her numerous television appearances including The Royal Variety Performance, The Morcombe and Wise Show and, most notably, as a co-host with Larry Grayson on the BBC’s long-running The Generation Game and which won her ‘Best Female TV Personality’.

Brought up on the Banffshire coast, Isla is one of Britain’s foremost traditional singers, noted for the depth of feeling she brings to her country’s music.

In a two-part evening, Isla will be in conversation with well-known host Jim Brown and will be in concert where she will sing a variety of traditional songs and her own compositions.

It promises to be a very entertaining evening with one of Scotland’s favourite singers and television personalities.

Tickets for the show on Saturday, August 13, priced at £15, can be obtained from the Grassic Gibbon Centre by phoning 01561 361668.

Also as part of the Mearns Connections Festival, the Mearns Connections Dinner with guest speaker Hamish Vernal, Provost of Aberdeenshire, will take place on Friday, August 12.

Mr Vernal will speak on the subject of Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Tickets are £25.

And a Ballad Bus tour will tour some of the castles of the Mearns on the Saturday, Dr Fred Freeman will present a lecture on the works of the author of Sunset Song.