Kirriemuir has had a long-standing relationship with Ronald Belford Scott. Not only is it the Scott family’s hometown but also the home of the charity DD8 Music which organises the annual Bon Scott International Music Festival or Bonfest for short. Ron’s links with Kirriemuir have allowed Bonfest to grow substantially over the years and thus have enabled DD8 Music to help 100s of young people to become more self-confident, learn new skills, meet and interact with new people amongst a whole raft of other things. In return DD8 Music is constantly keeping the legacy of Ron alive via the annual Bonfest, the memorial statue that was erected in 2016 and our new project which is going to be the Kirriemuir rock museum, which we plan to open in 2022.
John Crawford (Bon Scott International Music Festival)
July 7, 2021