Nearly £9000 has been donated by the previous committee of Strathdee Music to fund live music in Aboyne.
A cheque for £8964.45 was presented to Eilidh Scobbie, a trustee of the new group, by Mary Taylor, previous chair of Strathdee Music.
A classical concert has already been provisionally arranged for November 4 in the theatre, and there will be music to suit most tastes in the future.
It is an exciting new venture for the group which already runs films at Aboyne Community Theatre, as well as arranging live and recorded screenings from the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.
Mid Deeside is set to have a choice of music and the arts, from classical, jazz and traditional music and also cinema, theatre and dance.
Aboyne Cello Week provided audiences with some stunning classical music and Aboyne and Deeside Festival has just concluded with a wide variety of entertainment.
Pavel Kolesnikov, a young virtuoso pianist, will give a recital at Aboyne Community Theatre on Saturday, September 17, as the festival finale.