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Walking with Heroes centenary tour

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland is performing at venues across the country as part of its “Walking with Heroes” centenary tour, which is aiming to raise tens of thousands of pounds for Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland.

Fresh from another incredible month of spectacular performances at the world-renowned Edinburgh Tattoo, Scotland’s State Band, as it is also known, will be performing at the Beach Ballroom on Friday 28 September.

Today, two local members of the band LCpl Natalie Mair and LCpl Mark Angus joined the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett to spread the word about the eagerly anticipated concert.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett said: “It is an honour to welcome the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland to Aberdeen. We are very fortunate that the Beach Ballroom has been chosen as one of the venues for the Band to play on its seven-date centenary tour. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish them well in meeting their fundraising targets for the very deserving Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland.”

To accompany the centenary tour, there is also a CD – Walking with Heroes – which will commemorate 100 years since the end of The Great War, and honour those that served our nation so valiantly. The programme includes works by such iconic composers as Holst, Shostakovich, John Williams and Karl Jenkins alongside new compositions and arrangements. These include traditional Scottish fayre and feature a whole host of soloists and the unmistakable skirl of the pipes.

As well as the tour itself, the Band is undertaking another fundraising effort in the form of The 1918 Poppy Pledge. Not only is this a lasting tribute to those who fell in the First World War, but, importantly, will also allow the Poppyscotland to make a step change in the scale of support it is able to provide those in the Armed Forces community who rely on the charity’s support today.

The photograph from left to right: The Royal Regiment of Scotland band members LCpl Natalie Mair (L) and LCpl Mark Angus (R)with the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett.

Walking with Heroes concert

7pm-11pm on Friday 28 September 2018

Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR

The concert is part of the centenary tour across Scotland by the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Tickets £19.18 (£11.11 concessions) are available from poppyscotland.org.uk or https://secure.artezglobal.com/registrant/TicketingWelcome.aspx?eventid=45845&l…