FOLLOWING their performance in the Coronation Procession for King Charles III, the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are now heading off on a national tour in support of Poppyscotland.

Scotland’s best-known military band has launched a series of concerts, “Heroes of the Screen”, to raise funds for the nation’s best-known Armed Forces charity this autumn.

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Renowned for their performances at Holyrood Palace and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the talented musicians will be touring a number of venues including Selkirk, led by new Director of Music, Major Brendan Wheeler.

This year’s repertoire will include well-loved music from film and TV, as well as a folk-inspired collaboration with Hawick folk musician, Alan Brydon.

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The first concert will take place at Lanark Memorial Hall on September 15, followed by performances at Bankfoot Church Centre, Perthshire (October 20); Howden Park Centre, Livingston (October 27), and Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (December ). The final, festive concert will be on December 8 at Selkirk’s Victoria Hall.

Gordon Michie, Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising & Learning, said: “This is an unmissable chance to hear the internationally acclaimed Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland at local venues around Scotland.

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“The concerts promise to be unforgettable evenings, featuring famous TV tunes and movie favourites, as well as folk music guaranteed to get your feet tapping! They are always very popular, so we’d encourage music lovers to buy their tickets early.

“We’re very grateful to the Band for their continuing support. All funds raised will help us continue our vital work, supporting current and former servicemen and women and their families, which is needed more than ever during this cost-of-living crisis.”

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, based at Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh, is one of the 22 Regular Army bands, and is made up of musicians who are also serving soldiers. As well as supporting the Army and performing at ceremonial occasions across Scotland, they have also played around the world, traveling to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada in recent years.

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