The visit of the Royal Regiment of Scotland next week will mean some road closures as the Scots band parades through town on Tuesday evening (September 24th).

Perceval Square and the fishermen’s car park will be closed between 5.30 and 8pm that evening, and there will be road closures between 7 and 8pm including Cromwell Street, North Beach, Quay Street, Castle Street, Bank Street and Church Street.

The parade and performance by the band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is the first public event in a three day visit to Stornoway which will see the full band accompanied by the 2ndBattalion of Scots Pipes and Drums and a ceilidh band.

The Scots Band supports the British Army and the state at all ceremonial occasions in Scotland, including royal garden parties, state banquets and guards of honour at the Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh and Stirling castles and Balmoral. All members of the band are full-time musicians and also fully trained soldiers

Their visit to Stornoway includes hosting events and workshops in schools as well as public performances. All of these are free, but money raised on the door will go towards the local music service and the Corps of Army Music Trust.

The parade on Tuesday 24thleads off from Stornoway Port Authority Offices at 7pm. On Wednesday 25than open ceilidh at Stornoway Town Hall starts at 7.30pm and on Thursday evening a concert at Lewis Sports Centre also features pipes and drums from local bands including the Lewis and Harris Youth Concert Band, Lewis and Harris Youth Pipe Band, The Nicolson Institute Choir and others.

 

Tickets for this event and for the ceilidh are free, but must be booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/band-of-royal-regiment-of-scotland-and-friends-in-concert-tickets-65406451457