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Thursday March 24 2022

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The Cathedral Church of St Machar’s, Aberdeen, hosted the premiere of the film ‘Stories from St Machar’s’ starring the Primary 6/7 class of Kittybrewster Primary School recently.

The project began with a proposal in the Activity Plan, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of a £1.8m conservation scheme at the cathedral, for a junior tour guide project; and was run by Illuminate UK, a heritage and arts education company which has worked on similar projects around Scotland.

In the film, recorded last autumn following visits to the Cathedral and drama activities, the children act out six stories associated with the cathedral, beginning with the legend of St Machar being sent by Columba to cross Scotland and found a church by the sea.

After the film had been watched on a large screen there was huge applause for the children. Many thanks were expressed for the help and support from staff at Kittybrewster and staff and volunteers from the cathedral.

Education officer Katherine Williams said: “We hope that this is just the start of the project and that the Primary 7s will be able to take children on tours of the cathedral later this year, and then train up younger children to make the tours sustainable for years to come.”

A collection at St Michael’s Church, Linlithgow gathered in over 300 nappies, 70 sleeping bags, 12 crates of toiletries and 200 bags of clothes, among other items, for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Pioneer worker Lorraine Orr said the response to the appeal had been ‘overwhelming… the kindness and generosity shown by so many people is phenomenal’.

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