Pitlochry’s iconic ‘Highland Nights’ are returning to the town’s welcoming streets this spring.
From 7:30 pm to 9pm each Monday night between Monday, the 30th of May, and Monday, the 5th of September, the band will be parading through the town as part of their performance.
Despite the pandemic putting off many performances, the band are still in top form. This week, they took away first prizes at the North of Scotland Pipe Band Championship.
A spokesperson for the band said: “Our Grade 4A band took First Overall, Best Drum Corps and Best Bass section. Our Grade 3A band also took First Overall and Best Drum Corps. Congratulations to all the other prize winners. It was great to be back on the field.”
The band first formed in 1906 as the Pitlochry Pipe Band, they were then one of the first Scottish pipe bands to broadcast on the airwaves over the radio in 1928.
Each performance in Pitlochry has left a lasting impression and draws attention from across the world, putting Highland Perthshire on the map.
Reacting the news of the band’s return, one online commenter said: “We were there in 2009 and it was a great experience. Would love to do it again.”
Each Highland Night starts nearby the Fishers Hotel on Atholl Road in Pitlochry. The band parade down the street until they reach the Pitlochry Recreation Ground.
During the pandemic, the Highland Nights returned under different circumstances. Last year, because of the pandemic, the band held their performance at the recreational ground without parading through the town centre.
More information about the band can be found on: https://www.facebook.com/TheValeOfAthollPipeBand