TWEEDDALE Peace Group has invited San Ghanny, an Edinburgh based choir to perform in Peebles next week.

Fresh from performing in war-torn Palestine, the singers will perform in the town on Tuesday.

And San Ghanny, translated as we shall sing from Arabic, are set to travel back to the Middle East again later this month to further support Palestinian projects.

Joan Rowley, a spokesperson for the Tweeddale Peace Group, hopes there will be a significant attendance for the Peebles performance.

She said: “When the peace group learnt that San Ghanny was going out to Palestine to sing and visit a variety of projects and families, a donation from this year’s book sale was given to support a project which would promote peace.

"The donation was handed to Zleikha, an extraordinary woman and non-violent activist, who amongst other things, runs a nursery for very young children.

“San Ghanny will share songs and stories from their recent journey from Edinburgh to Palestine, portraying people’s everyday lives under occupation.

"They will tell stories of somoud - steadfastness. Including Zleikha’s, which show the dignity with which Palestinians live their lives and resist injustice on a daily basis.

"There may even be the opportunity to learn an Arabic song and a dance!

“Everyone is welcome. This event is free but a collection will be made to support Palestinian projects.”

1001 Olive Trees, stories and songs from Occupied Palestine, with the San Ghanny Choir will take place at MacFarlane Hall on Tuesday (October 10) from 7:45pm – with doors set to open at 7:15pm.