The residents of the small, historic village of Fyvie in north-east Aberdeenshire have begun preparing for another year of Homecoming with a 4-day festival to take place in the village from 28th-31st August 2014.
As in 2009, the Festival will include a programme of activities and entertainment, with a strong emphasis on music and culture, and hopes to attract not just those with links to the village (no matter how tenuous!) but expatriate Scots from all corners of the globe as well as others who either know and love Scotland already or who will be visiting for the first time and want to sample Scottish hospitality at its best.
The Festival is being supported by Aberdeenshire Council and the National Trust for Scotland at Fyvie Castle and is an official Homecoming partner of VisitScotland.
Chair of the Organising Committee, Anne Iravani says "Our festival in 2009 proved very successful with over 4,000 people visiting the village over the week-end and we are aiming for something even bigger and better this time! This area is rich in music of various types, and there will be plenty to sample. Fyvie Castle will provide a wonderful backdrop for our gala on the Sunday afternoon and we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to join in the celebrations."
Entry to the final event, the Homecoming Gala on Sunday afternoon, is free, but tickets are required for some of the other events, please go to the website or contact the organiser for further details.