After capturing the hearts of the nation with a series of incredible concerts last year, Scotland’ best-known military band has teamed up once again with Poppyscotland for a stirring trio of performances across the country…

The final concert of this year’s tour will see the much-loved Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland perform in the Borders for the first time ever, bringing a festive spectacular to the Volunteer Hall, in Galashiels, on Thursday 19th December.

Scotland’s State Band, as it is also known, has a really special performance in store for Poppyscotland supporters in the Scottish Borders. The festive finale will include a symphonic band medley from Christmas classic movie Home Alone, carolling, traditional Scottish folk music with a festive twist, and the undeniable sound of Christmas bagpipes – playing some tunes to get attendees in the holiday mood.

The Band’s 2018 tour helped to raise thousands of pounds for Poppyscotland, and it is hoped that this year’s mini-tour will raise further funds to support the country’s Armed Forces community.

Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising, Gordon Michie, said: “The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland has had an incredibly busy year which has meant we could only fit three dates into this year’s mini-tour, so the audience is in for a real treat!

“The Band has been working on a really enjoyable and fun finale – a Christmas performance which will get everyone smiling and singing, and leaving with the festive warm and fuzzies. Although we’ve had a terrific response there are still a few tickets available for the concert, so we’d encourage people to book as soon as they can.”

Councillor David Parker, Convener of Scottish Borders Council, said: “This is the last performance by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland of the year, and I hope Borderers come out in their numbers to enjoy what will be a fantastic evening of entertainment, and the great work Poppyscotland does across the country.”

Tickets cost £15 (£12 for concessions), and to order please visit the Poppyscotland website.

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