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22nd May 2015 Quintinshill Remembered
1st Feb 2015 Competition Dates Posted

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22nd May 2015 - Quintinshill Remembered

On the evening of the 22nd of May, the band were honoured to lead the memorial parade marking the centenary of the Quintinshill rail disaster in Larbert. The band have long had an association with this event, as members of the original Camelon Pipe Band were amongst those first on the scene of the crash, and many members of the band volunteered to take the places of those who lost their lives.

Camelon Pipe Band on Parade

The parade route was from the Old Church in Larbert to the east car park at the Rail Station in Larbert. There was then a short service of remembrance, followed by a civic reception in the Dobbie Hall.

In preparation for the centenary, several banners were produced about the event, including one detailing the role of the Camelon Pipe Band in the aftermath. We were grateful to receive this banner after the parade.


Some more pictures from the day of the parade can be found in the gallery section of the website.

Our thanks go to Councillor Billy Buchanan for inviting us to lead the parade.

1st Feb 2015 - Competition Dates Posted

The competition and gala day dates for the band's summer season have now been posted. As in 2014, the band's season starts at the Kinross Highland Games on the 9th of May and ends in Edinburgh on the 22nd of August. Full details can be found in the Calendar.

Could all band members please check the events listing and inform the Pipe Major of your availability, please.