Piping in the Square

TOURISTS and locals rubbed shoulders as they enjoyed the second in the current season of Piping in the Square events in Drymen.

Strathendrick Pipe Band played an hour’s-worth of music to the appreciative crowd who didn’t let the dreich weather…or the midges..dampen their enthusiasm.

An annual feature on Thursday evening through July and August, Piping in the Square in it’s current guise was started eight years ago by Drymen Community Development Trust and Drymen Community Council in a joint move to do something for the tourist trade and give visitors an experience to remember. The Square, though, has been the venue for various piping events featuring the Strathendrick band and neighbouring Callander and Dumbarton pipe bands for more than 25 years.

The band’s fee for the season is covered by a generous donation from Love Loch Lomond and weekly collections, with any excess funds invested in other community activities.

Strathendrick Pipe Band welcomes anyone regardless of age and ability to join the band where expert piping and drumming tuition is available. The band plays Piping in the Square, Drymen every Thursday evening (7.30pm) through July and August, except the last Thursday in July when local tribal pipes and drum duo Laldie will provide the music.

For more info on Stathendrick Pipe Band visit their website or check out the band’s Facebook page.

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