Massed Cadet Pipes and Drums

Massed Cadet Pipes and Drums

- 11/04/2015

Mrs Janet Bowen Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh on Friday 10 April 2015 took the salute at the parade of the Massed Pipes and Drums in Dingwall.

This parade is the culmination of a the UK wide Cadet Piping and Drumming Camp held every year at Dingwall.

Mrs Bowen said 'Dingwall has a proud heritage of bands marching down the High Street, so to see you all today, from all over the Nation coming together to share your well learned expertise with us today has been really great. Thank you.

Dingwall has impeccable military links. Today, in the High Street you march in the footsteps of the Seaforth Highlanders, who in turn merged to become the Queen’s Own Highlanders, then the Highlanders and now 4 Royal Regiment of Scotland. Those past parades have seen departures for war, homecomings, and remembrance for those fallen in battle to give us the freedoms we now enjoy, and always every parade would have been to the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums. Today you echo this great history as you march through this ancient town.

But this parade would not happen without the dedicated time and experience of your tutors. You may find the going tough. You may find the attention to detail irritating, but it all pays off in the end. So, on your behalf, and indeed of all those present today, I offer my thanks to your tutors too.

I conclude with offering you Dingwall’s best wishes for you next engagements in Inverness and Edinburgh.'

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