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Memory Lane

Young musicians head to France

This picture of the Forres Academy orchestra dates back to the 1980s

This picture of the Forres Academy orchestra dates back to 1986. The musicians from the school were travelling to France to perform. Far right is string tutor Drummond Cook. Along from him (also on

Travel

A right royal treat in Germany

Queen Victoria's husband Albert is celebrated in his birthplace of Coburg.

Travel writer Ron Smith sets off to Germany to explore a Royal connection for people from these shores, and to soak up the culture in two fascinating cities, which he thoroughly recommends to readers, who can get there easily ........