Cotton back to happiness

THE INVERSAINTCAIRN FLUTE BAND LEADS THE CHRISTMAS DAY WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGES OF CAIRNBULG AND INVERALLOCHY
THE INVERSAINTCAIRN FLUTE BAND LEADS THE CHRISTMAS DAY WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGES OF CAIRNBULG AND INVERALLOCHY

The traditional Christmas Day ‘Cotton’ walk took place in Inverallochy, Crainbulg and St Combs again this year, a tradition since 1842.

It commenced at 10.30am from the Invercairn Community Hall.

The historic tradition was led by approximately fifty enthusiastic flautists, including a sizable number from Inverallochy Primary School, including drummers and triangle.

An estimated 200 couples and supporters travelled through the twin villages of Inverallcohy and Cairnbulg, before progressing by cars and bus to St Combs.

At the conclusion, the procession gathered at the war memorial, where a memorial wreath was laid by committee member Dorothea West as the drum was beat by her brother Evan Ritchie to the band playing the hymn ‘O Sweet When 
We Mingle’.