Thursday, 29 May 2008

Homecoming Scotland: The Pipers' Trail

The Army has just announced the launch of The Pipers' Trail - a unique musical journey which will include Army musicians visiting communities the length and breadth of Scotland this summer. It celebrates the Army's links with Scotland through music, culture and tradition and will consist of musical events and workshops. Local people are being invited to join in. The Trail is also seen as a way of cementing the Army's place in Scottish society while highlighting its values and standards to local people and reinforcing its importance to communities.
The Trail sets off from Shetland on June 17th and will form a major part of the centenary celebrations for TA100. It will travel for six weeks in June and July with pipers and drummers making a journey of more than 470 miles with each mile piped by an individual soldier until the troops reach the end of their route in Edinburgh on July 26th. There they will join in with the Edinburgh Fringe for two weeks in August at a venue in George Street.