Cadets To Beat The Retreat In City Centre
The performance by the young cadets, who come from all over the UK, is a culmination of a week-long pipes and drums training camp at Cameron Barracks in the city, the original home of the army’s school of piping. During the week the musicians, all aged between 12 and 18, have received top class tuition from the military’s most experienced pipers and drummers.
Beating Retreat will start at 7pm and Depute Provost, Councillor Jean Slater who will take the salute during the performance in Falcon Square is looking forward to the event. She said: “This annual event has become something we all look forward to and it is a major achievement for the cadet forces to see the number of young participants increase year after year.
“It is very fitting that the cadets have kept with tradition and chosen to hold their annual training camp in the home of army piping. Their performance on Saturday will be rousing so I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to hear the spectacular sound of pipes and drums being played en-mass.”
The cadets will assemble on the High Street in front of Marks and Spencer’s at 7pm and will march down Crown Road to Falcon Square where they will Beat the Retreat and give the salute. They will end their performance by parading along Inglis Street and back onto the High Street to outside the Town House where they will be invited for refreshments.
On Friday (11 April) the cadets will also be performing during the afternoon on Dingwall High Street outside the Royal British Legion.