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Scotland’s best-known military band to perform in Tayside

Scotland’s best-known military band will play in Perth as part of its first national tour.

Perth Concert Hall (stock photo)

Fresh from a month of performances at the annual Edinburgh Tattoo, the band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland kicked off its Walking with Heroes centenary tour, which aims to raise thousands of pounds for armed forces charity PoppyScotland.

Ahead of the performance at Perth Concert Hall on September 22, one of the band’s local musicians, Corporal Joanne Ward, met Perth and Kinross Provost Dennis Melloy to spread the word about the show.

Cpl Ward, from Bankfoot, said: “This is the first time I will have performed in Perth since my school days in Perth Youth Orchestra and I am really looking forward to it.

“What’s more, I’ve never had the chance to play at Perth Concert Hall.

“My parents will be coming along and I’m sure they’ll bring half the village with them.”