Villagers to take to the shelters in 100 years commemoration

1950’s engine will summon Portgordon residents

A Moray village is to host a tribute to those who fell in World War I with a commemoration concert this weekend.

The Zeppelin Air Raid shelter in Portgordon is the venue for the concert on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Prior to the show a vintage 1950’s Commer Fire Engine will tour the village announcing that the doors of the shelter are open for the sold-out ticket only event.

The event is being hosted by the Portgordon Post community newsletter. Secretary of the group, Mrs Pringle George, said: “During the afternoon a silent auction will be held of two prints, ‘The Crimson Tide’ and ‘Poppies at Speybank’, and a voucher for a round of golf for four people at Cullen golf course.

“Proceeds from this the raffle and sale of knitted and crocheted poppies are going to three charities, Poppy Scotland at Inverness, Erskine Care Homes in Aberdeen and Inverness and the Royal British Legion in Buckie.”

A pre-sale of poppies will result in three cheques of £150 being presented to the charities in addition to funds raised through the silent auction.

The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, Mrs Clare Russell, will attend the event, which is one of a number being held in Moray to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.

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