Youths to host fashion show

A group of young people from Banchory are organising a charity fashion show next month at the town’s British Legion.

The group, part of Youth Industries, is led by event management student Isla Elliott and Alex Brown.

The models, make up artists and hairdressers are also young people from Banchory Academy or college students.

The event is in aid of local charity shops and Youth Industries. Homestart Deeside, British Red Cross; CVS Aberdeenshire and the Chest, Heart and Stroke shops will provide clothes for the show.

Organiser Isla said: “Our models can either choose retro fashions or show off their sewing skills by upcycling an outfit. One of our designers, who is at textile college, is making an outfit for her sister to model.

“Organising this event gives me valuable work experience and Alex will find out if this is the career for her future.”

Youth Industries is a youth group which gives young people an opportunity to learn new skills which may lead to employment.

Project organiser Marion Bolland said: “The organisers and participants are aged between 15 and 20.

“They are very enthusiastic, not only are they learning new skills but they are raising money for local charities.”

The event will be held at 7.30pm on 11th October at Ravenswood, Ramsay Road, Banchory. Entry is £5.