Strathearn folklorist Margaret Bennett has been treated to a civic reception hosted by Perthshire Provost John Hulbert. Earlier this year Dr Bennett, who is a lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, was honoured in Canada with The Prix du Québec, an award regarded as the most prestigious attributed by the government of Québec in all fields of culture and science. It is presented annually to “individuals whose creative or innovative work has contributed to the influence of Québec around the world”. Over the last 35 years Dr Bennett has been back and forward over the Atlantic to Québec, making unique fieldwork recordings. For full story, click here.