A motion to mark Ukrainian Independence Day on Wednesday 24th of August with a parade and celebrations was passed by Perth and Kinross Council last week during the full council meeting on the 17th of August.
The festivities will be taking place in the North Inch in Perth with the parade starting from the 51st monument on the Perth Bridge end of the park at 6:30pm, with a tented entertainment area where attendees will be able to enjoy speeches, performances a bouncy castle and bungee run.
Steven Carr the Councillor for Strathallan and Chair of the Dnipro Kids Charity proposed the motion to mark Ukrainian Independence Day and tells us what will be happening: “The Ukrainian independence Day event organised by Perth and Kinross Council for this Wednesday at the North Inch is an opportunity for Ukrainians to come together, meet each other and create new friendships.
“There’ll be an organised march led by a pipe band where anybody that wants to come along and show their support for Ukraine has the opportunity to join in, which will be followed by music and entertainment on the North Inch. We’re hoping that everybody will be able to come along and enjoy it.”
Saint Johnstone’s Ukrainian star Max Kucheriavyi will be attending as a special guest for the evening, with the celebrations underpinning the councils support and assistance to the Ukrainian people and the refugees that now call Perth and Kinross home.