The traditional Inverallochy Temperance Walk was held on Boxing Day and the great weather conditions encouraged a record attendance.
The flute band comprised 50 members which included 15 first time fluters from Inverallochy School. Many of those have been strenuously encouraged by the local headmistress and staff to develop their musical talents for their own and community benefits.
Numerous other school pupils also supported the walk in the procession ranks where numbers were around 200.
After walking around Inverallochy and Cairnbulg, the procession visited neighbouring St. Combs providing the honourable standing beats at the Church Yard and The Kirkie before returning for the final wreath laying event at the War Memorial by Bobby Stephen where the drum was beaten by Walter Whyte as the band played the traditional hymn tune “O How Sweet When We Mingle”
The occasion ended on a high note with the tunes of “Auld Lang Syne” and “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”, thoroughly enjoyed by all the attendees, spectators and the community.
Sincere thanks were expressed by the organisers to the school, parents children ,participants and the numerous spectators all of whom made this year’s Inverallochy Walk such a success.