BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Monday, 11 December 2006, 17:27 GMT
Pupils to star at Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
The pupils are to perform at Stirling Castle
Stirling pupils whose Christmas concert was in jeopardy after a school fire have been offered one of the most prestigious venues in central Scotland.

St Modan's High School faced having to cancel the event as a result of the fire in the assembly hall last month.

However, Historic Scotland stepped in and offered up Stirling Castle's Great Hall at a "greatly reduced rate".

The concert on 13 December, which involves 150 pupils in four choirs and a full orchestra, has already sold out.

Lynsey Marshall, of Historic Scotland, said the organisation was happy to help.

"The pupils work so hard every year to put the concert together and it would have been terrible if they had had to cancel," she said.

"We checked our bookings and the Great Hall at Stirling Castle was free on that date, so now the show can go on!"

St Modan's head teacher, Francis Lennon, said: "We are extremely grateful to Historic Scotland for stepping in at the last minute to save this event.

"Had it not been for Historic Scotland, we would have had to cancelled this year's concert."

Stirling Castle getting festive
06 Dec 06 |  Tayside and Central
Castle opens for festive feasts
08 Nov 06 |  Tayside and Central

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific