THE Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra is proudly celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year with a series of events.

The highlight will be their Christmas Concert in Ayr Town Hall on Saturday, December 16 when the current orchestra of 80 players will be joined by many of the thousand former players on stage.

Next July the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra will embark on its 19th international concert tour to the USA, when its members will give concerts in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis and Houston.