The first ever March for Independence in the Borders was a great day out for the band.
We would like to thank the people of Gala and surrounding area for making us feel so welcome as we went for a wee wander with a few thousand friends round their town on June 1st.
Although we have a lot of band members who are local to the area, for some of us it was our first visit to The Borders – and it didn’t disappoint.
The sun shone, the flags flew, the crowds gathered and as always on an Indy March everybody smiled – what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We cant tell you how much your support means to us and how much fun we have. In fact many of the band made a weekend of it – staying locally on Friday and/or Saturday night.
Our pipers, as always, being at the front end up in all the photos – and a fine looking bunch they are …..
But lets not forget our fabulous drum corps, often hidden away at the back, without whom it wouldn’t be much of a band.
It was another big first for us. We had our first ever stall at the rally. As we keep saying keeping a pipe band going is an expensive affair, and in our efforts to become totally self financing we need to find ways to raise money.
The stall was a resounding success – largely due to our dedicated team who worked so hard manning it. It was a steep learning curve and we plan to come back bigger and better at future marches! Look out for new products being added to our range !
With more marches under out belts we all seem to bump into people we know at every outing now – turning Scotland into a huge village. Our next outing will be on 15th June when we will be Marching for Independence in Oban – we’re certainly getting to see parts of our beautiful country that we might not otherwise visit ! We hope to see thousands of your there.