Inverallochy Walk proves well-supported on Christmas Day

THE INVERSAINTCAIRN FLUTE BAND LEADS THE CHRISTMAS DAY WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF INVERALLOCHY.(CHRISTIE/BROWN)
THE INVERSAINTCAIRN FLUTE BAND LEADS THE CHRISTMAS DAY WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF INVERALLOCHY.(CHRISTIE/BROWN)

The traditional Inverallochy Walk was held on Christmas Day with nearly 200 participants led by a flute band of 40.

The traditional Inverallochy Walk was held on Christmas Day with nearly 200

participants led by a flute band of 40.

The Walk followed the traditional route around the villages of Inverallochy and Cairnbulg before boarding buses to St Combs. Throughout the Walk, the procession stopped at several elderly residents and places of heritage for “standing beats” before the final gathering at the War Memorial for the laying of a wreath by Mr David A Pirie, during which the band played “Oh How Sweet When We Mingle” to the drum being beat by Mr Alexander Ritchie

Walk Chairman Bruce Buchan told the Herald:

“Bearing in mind the inclement weather and atrocious road conditions, the event was most successful and was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all, especially the younger participants who received a box of sweets for their commitment to supporting the tradition.

“Appreciation is given to all participants, especially the two main drummers Mr John Gibb and Mr George Cardno, who along with the side drummers Matthew West and Jonathan Summers and triangle player Liam Summers,in spite of the road conditions, dutifully carried and played their instruments throughout the Walk without missing a beat,” he said.