SHOPPERS IN ELGIN this morning could be forgiven for thinking they have somehow been transported to Bavaria.
Those on the Plainstones from around 10.30 can expect to be entertained by the Kronach Youth Orchestra, who will entertain local people as part of their twin-town visit to the region.
The Orchestra have already performed this week at Ballindalloch Castle and are scheduled for a number of events including a performance in the St Thomas Hall in Keith this evening at 7.30pm.
Kronach Youth Orchestra are in the region at the invitation of the Historic Banffshire Kronach Twinning Association for what is their sixth visit to Scotland.
Meanwhile a second group from Lossiemouth’s twin town in Bavaria, Hersbruck, are enjoying a visit to the coastal town this week.
The group, which includes a former Mayor of Hresbruck, Wolfgang Plattmeier, will attend a beer festival and bar-b-q at the Beach Bar this evening and on Sunday attend the 11am service at St Gerardine’s High Church.
Other events this weekend include a concert being held in the Abbey Street in Elgin home of four American Nuns, the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee.
The nuns are celebrating two years in Elgin with a concert on Sunday at 2.30pm when monks from Pluscarden Abbey will offer a performance of Gregorian chanting while local entertainers will also play a range of traditional music.
And for those with an interest in local art there is a display today from 11am until 4pm at the Lossiemouth Community Centre. The art show is being held in conjunction with the Lossiemouth Flower Show.