After capturing the hearts of the nation with a series of incredible concerts last year, Scotland’s best-known military band is teaming up once again with leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland for a mini-tour in 2019…
Members of The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland met at the Shore of Leith to launch ‘Walking With Heroes 2’, which will see the Band perform in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Galashiels later in the year. The 2018 tour – along with an accompanying CD – helped to raise thousands of pounds for Poppyscotland and it is hoped that more will be raised this year to support the country’s Armed Forces community.
Among the Band members taking part in the launch at Leith Shore were Corporal Scott Macfarlane and Musician Brittany Johnnie. Also in attendance was Gordon Michie, the Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, who said: “All over the country, hundreds flocked to watch The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland perform last year, and it was a privilege for Poppyscotland to be in partnership with such a talented group of musicians.
“The Band’s schedule is incredibly busy in 2019, but it is fantastic that they have managed to secure three dates later in the year. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Band again. The tour will provide a great opportunity for music-lovers to experience the unmistakable and memorable sound of Scotland’s State Band. We urge everyone to get their hands on tickets as soon as possible as they are sure to sell out fast!”
The tour begins on 18 October at the Freemasons Hall, on Edinburgh’s George Street. The following month, the Band will return to the Beach Ballroom, in Aberdeen, before the third and final concert on 19 December at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels. Tickets for the concerts are available now here.