Young farmers take to the stage

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) has announced details of the 75th anniversary concert to take place on Saturday, November 30, in the Hydro Arena in Glasgow.

Starring more than 300 young people, the glittering eventis designed to showcase talents which extend far beyond the fields and barns.

In excess of 5000 audience members will be toe-tapping, hand-clapping and dancing in their seats as they join the performers to celebrate memories past and present of the association’s 75-year tenure in Scotland and across the globe as a platform for rural communities.

The event is also being organised to help support the Willie Davidson Fund,recently established by the SAYFC for the future development of clubs and districts.

Taking place on St Andrew’s Day, the concert will celebrate Scottish heritage with traditional Highland dancing and pipers, as well as solo, duet and choir performances of music from the past 60 years.

Highlights will include The Farmer’s Wives Choir – a harmonious selection of beautiful voices collaborating from the farms and fields of Scotland, brought to the centre stage of Glasgow, plus a very special opening and closing scene.

The venue, Glasgow’s newest entertainment hub, will also welcome a host of comedy performances, dancing and instrumental entertainment, all commencing from 7pm as members of the SAYFC come together from north, south, east and west.

Top names have already been confirmed as supporters of the event, with Muller Wiseman, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Scottish Rural College, Davidson’s Feeds, the Scottish Farmer and GKD Galbraith all signed up as event sponsors.

Penny Montgomery, chief executive of SAYFC, said: “Our concert will showcase all that is excellent in Scottish entertainment, while supporting the valuable work of SAYFC. It is an ambitious event designed to challenge our members to put on a show like no other. Naturally they have been rehearsing hard and in front of anyone who’ll listen – including their herds, flocks and crops! It will be an incredible event and one which will mark our 75th anniversary with true fanfare.”

Tickets for the event are available from www.sayfc.orgor from the Young Farmers Centre at Ingliston: £15 adults, £10 concessions.