our band took part
in Beating the Retreat on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade as part of massed BB
bands. Despite foul weather the event was a great success and was watched
by a good few thousand spectators.
2006 our charity fundraiser for McMillan Cancer Relief took place on the
cycle track from
Forestmill. It was a glorious day and extremely well supported and my
thanks not only to the many boys who took part but also to the many
parents who turned up on the day, making it more of a family day out. It
goes without saying a big thank you to the many in the congregation who
sponsored boys or staff. The final figure is not yet known but it is clear
that we will have raised in the region of £1,500.00 for this deserving
very quiet time in the company calendar and a good time for me to bed in
and feel my way as Captain.
1st 2006 Dunfermline Children’s Gala Parade and our band
played their part in making it a day to remember for the thousands of
people who turned up for the gala in glorious weather.
– 14th July 2006 we were at our annual camp in the
picturesque town of
year we took 30 boys to camp and it was a very nice surprise for them when
Danny and Stuart paid a visit on the Tuesday. Although the weather could
have been better at the start of the week, a great time was had by all.
– 30th July 2006. This week three of our senior boys are on
the KG6 course at Brigade Scottish Headquarters. This course trains
suitable senior boys to become officers in the brigade and for us to have
three boys on the course means that in a year’s time we should have
three excellent new young officers in the company.
our band is participating in the Festival Cavalcade marking the start of
the Edinburgh Festival. This parade is huge, watched by some 200,000
spectators. This is the last event of the session and I now look forward
to the new session which starts on Friday, 1st September.