City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band has Highland Military Tattoo honour.
Ten members of the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band will this weekend (5 – 7 September 2014) have the honour of performing at the first Highland Military Tattoo at Fort George, near Inverness.
The pipers are Ewan McGlennon, Reuben Green, Finlay MacNeill and Calum MacPherson (Culloden Academy); Alasdair Howie and Patrick Tibbs (Millburn Academy); Euan Morrison and Liam Eaton (Charleston Academy); and Ailsa Hepburn and Jack Doherty (Grantown Grammar School).
They will be led by their Pipe Major and Highland Council Piping Tutor Lewis Barclay who will carry The Highland Council’s City of Inverness pipe banner.
Convener of The Highland Council, Councillor Jimmy Gray who will be a guest of honour at the Tattoo on Saturday 6 September said: “The Highland Council is a proud sponsor of The Highland Military Tattoo, principally through the Inverness Common Good Fund granted by the City of Inverness Area Committee and the Culloden and Ardersier Members’ Ward Discretionary Budget. We also support the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band and I am looking forward to seeing them make Inverness and the Highlands proud as they take part among the military and civilian bands in the Tattoo.”
Provost of Inverness Councillor Alex Graham will take the salute at the Tattoo on Sunday 7 September, he said: “It is an honour to take the Salute at The Highland Military Tattoo, and I am particularly pleased that among the parade will be our City of Inverness Youth pipers. With the Northern Meeting Piping competitions also In Inverness this week, the City has been resounding to sound of the pipes giving the Highland Capital a tremendous Highland atmosphere.”
Support for the Tattoo is also provided from Highland Council Members, Councillors Roddie Balfour and Glynis Sinclair, and Officials David Haas Inverness City Manager and Gerry Reynolds, Inverness Events Officer to this major event as members of the Tattoo Board.
The Highland Military Tattoo is part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 programme of events. For more information about the Tattoo, go to http://www.highlandmilitarytattoo.com/