THE SCOTTISH Fiddle Orchestra is making a triumphant return to Dunfermline this weekend, promising a "cracking show" to suit everyone.

First formed in 1980, the orchestra is a group of around 150 talented musicians who delight audiences up and down the country with their original and traditional compositions of Scottish music.

Campbell Smith, director of marketing, believes that there's something special about the performances.

"Anyone who is going, I can guarantee they'll have a really good night," he said. "It's a cracking show.

"The concerts are quite unique, a lot of the music we play is our own arrangements. The performance is really first class and there's something for everyone.

"Our audiences have stayed with us over the years but we've also attracted a younger audience. Anyone who has come for the first time usually comes back! It's got a magic, it definitely does."

The concert will also feature some local youngsters, with the West Fife Schools Pipe Band joining the orchestra on stage.

"What we try to do at each concert is showcase local talents where we can," said Campbell. "It's a great opportunity for the young pipers to stand on stage and do their own thing, and also play with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. Getting to do something like Highland Cathedral, which is a real show-stopper, they just love it and it's good for them to be involved as part of the whole orchestral experience."

All of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra's concerts are given in aid to one or more charities and this year they are supporting the STV children's appeal.

The show will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 3, at the Alhambra Theatre. Tickets cost £18.50 (under-16s £5) and are available at the box office on 01383 740 384