THERE will be double delight at the Memorial Hall in Innerleithen later this month.

St Ronan's Silver Band will share the concert stage with the Scottish youth band champions at their spring concert on Saturday, April 22.

The Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band will be in top form just a week before their historic appearance at the European Youth Championships in Ostend.

St Ronan's Chairman David Lindsay said: "We are delighted that the Borders Youth Band was able to join us for this concert.

"They have been extremely busy since winning the Scottish Youth Championships on November and really are at the top of their game, so we are very grateful that they will play in Innerleithen this month."

The Scottish Borders Youth Band is made up of players aged from 11 up to 18 from all over the region.

The Tweeddale bands are well represented, with many of the youngsters playing principal roles.

Both bands will be conducted by prolific composer and arranger Alan Fernie.

Mr Fernie has led the Scottish Borders Youth Band for several years and is about to complete his first year as St.Ronan's Musical Director.

Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessions) and are available from Thrift Shop and Adam's Bakery (Innerleithen), Rob's KeyStore (Peebles), email or telephone 01896 490510.