Annual Invercairn walk hailed a success

THE INVERCAIRN FLUTE BAND LEADS THE CHRISTMAS DAY WALK THROUGH THEW VILLAGES OF CAIRNBULG AND INVERALLOCHY.(ROSS/BROWN)
THE INVERCAIRN FLUTE BAND LEADS THE CHRISTMAS DAY WALK THROUGH THEW VILLAGES OF CAIRNBULG AND INVERALLOCHY.(ROSS/BROWN)

The annual Christmas Day walk through the villages of Inverallochy and Cairnbulg has been hailed a success by organisers.

The Invercairn Flute Band led the traditional walk - which was established in 1842 - with dozens of local people turning out to watch and take part in the parade.

Commenting, David Gammack of Invercairn Community Council said: “It was a really well-attended walk, it was a lovely day for the walk and it was very encouraging to see the number of youngsters playing the flute in the band which will ensure the tradition continues.”

Councillor Brian Topping commented: “I think it’s a fantastic tradition and I know at Inverallochy School they’re encouraged to play the flute. I know at Inverallochy and Cairnbulg they have classes outside of school as well.

“I was one of the people at the walk last year and I think it’s a great tradition.”