Royal Regiment of Scotland parades
15th October 2015
The Royal Regiment of Scotland will parade through Inverness today 15 October 3pm, and tomorrow 16 October at Wick 10:30am; Fort William 11:20am; and Dingwall at 3pm.
The parades mark will mark the conferral of the Freedom of the Highland Region upon the Royal Regiment of Scotland by The Highland Council.
In Inverness, members of the public can watch the Regiment parade today starting from Crown Primary School at 3pm. The parade will be led by 4 SCOTS and Regimental Mascot - Cruachan IV down Stephen's Brae, Eastgate, along High Street, Young Street, Ness Walk, and Bishop's Road to the Northern Meeting Park arriving at around 3:30pm.
Following a ceremony the Regiment will parade out of the Northern Meeting Park north gate at 4:45pm with colours unfurled and bayonets fixed and onto Ardross Street, Bishops Road and past Eden Court where the parade will end.
In Fort William, soldiers of The Royal Regiment of Scotland will exercise their Freedom of the Highlands on 16 October at 11:20am when they will parade from the west end of the High Street to Parade Gardens. Brigadier George Lowder MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness Donald Cameron of Lochiel and Leader of the Lochaber Area Councillor Thomas MacLennan will take the salute in Cameron Square.
Also on Friday 16 October at 3pm a parade will be held in Dingwall starting at Ferry Road marching onto High Street. The parade will be led by The Highlanders Pipes and Drums and Mascot Cruachan IV. The Convener of The Highland Council, Brigadier Monro CBE, Council Members and Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Janet Bowen will take the salute outside Dingwall Town Hall.
The parade in Wick will commence at 10:30am starting at Dempster Street and ending at Sinclair Terrace.
Members of the public are invited to view the parades at Inverness, Fort William, Dingwall and Wick.