St Combs residents join Temperance Walk

THE  FLUTE BAND LEADS THE NE'ERDAY WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGES OF CAIRNBULG AND INVERALLOCHY.(RAE/BROWN)
THE FLUTE BAND LEADS THE NE'ERDAY WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGES OF CAIRNBULG AND INVERALLOCHY.(RAE/BROWN)

Residents of St Combs took part in the annual Temperance Walk parade on Thursday, January 2.

Inverallochy Pipe Band led the parade, which was attended by scores of local people.

The Temperance Walks at St Combs and neighbouring Inverallochy and Cairnbulg have been part of the culture and heritage of the villages for around 120 years.

Councillor Fiona McRae, whose Peterhead North and Rattray constituency includes St Combs, commented: “It’s a good way to bring in the New Year.

“St Combs is a village that really pulls together. The walk allows people to have camaraderie and encourages young people to keep playing the flute.

“St Combs is a village that is proud of its culture and heritage - and the Temperance Walk is part of that heritage and something we very much want to keep alive.”