Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Laying Up of Black Watch Colours

Pictures here from the final parading of the Black Watch and 51st Highland Volunteers Regimental Colours which were to be "laid-up" now both are part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Following the parade along Perth's Tay Street there was an open air church service at which the Colours were laid up.

The salute was taken by Brigadier Garry Barnett OBE; Mrs Georgiana Osborne, Lord Lieutenant of Angus and president of The Black Watch Association; Brigadier Mel Jameson CBE, Lord Lieutenant of Perth & Kinross and Provost of Perth and Kinross Liz Grant.

A selection of pictures,  with a link to the full collection following on:

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Olympic Torch Relay - Perth & Scone

Pictures here from the Olympic Torch Relay as it made its way through Perth and Scone where large crowds lined the streets and gathered on Perth's North Inch for a ceremony welcoming the Torch to Perth.

Here are some pictures, with a link to the full collection following beneath the last one.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Perth Kirkin' of the Council 2012

Pictures here of the 2012 Kirkin' of the Council. The parade of councillors was led for the first time by Supt. Jim Leslie, and also for the first time, Lady Provost Liz Grant. Local councillors were joined on this occassion of the Diamond Jubliee, and Perth's newly granted City status, by the mayor of Perth, Ontario, and mayor of Cognac, France, the Oberb├╝rgermeister and B├╝rgermeister of Aschaffenburg, Germany, and the chairman of the city council of Bydgoszcz, Poland.

As usual the parade was led by the Perth and District Pipe Band, and flanked by the Society of High Constables of Perth.

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North Inch, Perth Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Pictures here from Perth's North Inch, the place where Perth would celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with 'The Big Lunch', where people from the surrounding area were invited to bring picnics, or enjoy the food on offer from local providers. There were also sporting events, and musical performances. The very well attended event was capped off by a fly-past from a replica Spitfire. You will see the Kilt Run pictures in a separate collection.

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1000 Pipers Parade Perth

As part of the Diamond Jubliee celebrations, Perth saw a parade of just over 1000 pipers parade thru the town, and perform on mass on the North Inch. This parade saw pipers and drummers from across the globe from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Scotland and the USA. These pictures were as the parade came down Perth's High Street which was lined 3 or 4 deep in places. Joining them were over 800 children and young people from youth organisations around Perth and Kinross, including Scouts, Guides, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs and Rainbows, parading with Diamond Jubilee flags.

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Perth Kilt Run

A large collection of pictures of the Perth Kilt Run, which narrowly failed in setting a new Guiness World Record, currently held by Perth, Ontario. These pictures were taken from the footbridge to Moncreiffe Island as the runners come along Perth's Tay street with the River Tay, Queens Bridge and Perth Bridge on one side, and the Sheriff Court and St Matthews Kirk on the other.

Page 14 onwards has pictures of the runners as they came back from the South Inch. Pictures of the winners on the stage can be found in the North Inch collection

First place went to Neilson Hall in a time of 24 minutes and 55 seconds, Jack Goodwin second: 25:44 and Matt Janes third: 26:24

For more details on the Perth Kilt Run, including complete result listing and more, visit either!/thekiltrun  or

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