Capercaillie star aims to boost Forres Café efforts

Charlie McKerron

A Moray group that supports people with disabilities is aiming to create a regular recreational activity programme in Forres with the help of a group of acclaimed musicians.

Ray’s Opportunities took over the lease for the Forres House Community Centre Café in February and has been working hard since to re-establish the venue as a vibrant high street enterprise.

Founded last year the non-profit organisation seeks to provide support services for people with physical, hidden or learning disabilities. Through the café the group are offering on the job training and work experience to those further away from employment – helping them to gain the work and life skills that would allow them to live independently in the future.

Now acclaimed fiddle player Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie) is set to join musicians Gary Innes (Manran), Bonal Brown (Braebach) and Dave Martin (Big Fat Electric Ceilidh) in a fundraising ceilidh for the group.

Featuring music from Scotland’s finest musicians, the ceilidh is to be held on Saturday, April 18 from 7.30pm at the Mosset Tavern.

Tickets priced at £10 will include Stovies and are available from S Barbers on Tolbooth Street and the Mosset Tavern or can be obtained on the night at the door.

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