Perth City Centre Perth
Inspired by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo outreach performance in the city, Perth has come together to create its very own event.
The City of Perth Salute returns for its 4th year to Perth City. The parade of International pipe and military bands are joined by local bands from across Perthshire, in this fantastic free family event on Sunday 18 August 2019.
Watch the parade as it sets off at noon from the South Inch to the North Inch, along Tay Street, culminating in an arena performance on the North Inch which commences at 13.00 pm and runs until approx. 14.15 hrs.
The parade will feature International Marching bands from around the world and guest bands will be on show from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Steel bands, Jazz bands, Mariachi bands, accordion band and Samba will help to bring a carnival feel to the parade. Closer to home Perthshire Brass, the Black Watch ACF Band, Perth and District Pipe Band will all be parading.
There will also be a large contingent from youth bands fresh from competition in the International Youth Band Festival. And a very special appearance from the Atholl Highlanders.
You can expect to see representation from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Cadets as well as Boys Brigade, Scouts and Girl Guides along with the junior elements of these youth organisations. The super talented and local, Fair City Baton Twirlers will also be taking part once again.
Around the parade arena on the North Inch there will be static displays of vintage Military Vehicles, displays from Adventure Circus, model Steam engines, the British Legion Bikers Association and the 7th Scots Jackals on show.
At the close of the event the Freedom of the City will be given to Brigadier Mel Jameson.
This is a FREE event. No booking is required.
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The City of Perth Salute comprises a parade along Tay Street from the South Inch to the North Inch followed by a free arena style performance programme on the North Inch.
The Tay Street route is level and there will be ample opportunities to view the parade from the pavement on either side of the roadway. It is a short distance from Tay Street to the North Inch and access can be made at pedestrian crossing points or via the “dry arch” at Perth Bridge.
With regards to the performance on the North Inch please note the following information.
The venue itself is a parkland setting and a “pop up” arena has been created for the purpose. With recent rainfall the ground will be soft. However all reasonable adjustments have been introduced in order to facilitate access to the site including the installation of track way. All visitors should dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
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