Participating in the Aberdeen City Remembrance Day Parade is always the most important engagement of the year for Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band.  This year’s Parade was particularly poignant in that at 11am on Sunday 11th November it was exactly 100 years since the armistice that brought closure to the First World War, a conflict in which over 16 million people died.

Pipe Band - Remebrance Day Parade 2018The Band headed a parade of Veterans and Services Personnel from Belmont Street to the Aberdeen City War Memorial in Schoolhill, where the Remembrance Service and wreath laying was conducted.  Following the 2 minutes silence, Pipe Major Pamela Whyte played the traditional and ancient Piper’s Lament, ‘Flowers o’ the Forest’.  At the conclusion of the Service the Band led the Parade back to Belmont Street via Schoolhill, Back Wynd and Little Belmont Street.

 

 

Pamela Whyte commented, ‘Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band is always honoured and extremely proud to form part of the Aberdeen City Remembrance Day Parade.  Such occasions are always solemn and thought provoking, today’s Parade was precisely that’.

 

Video’s from Today Parade  can be seen below