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Stromness Stirs to the Skirl of the Pipes & the Beat of Drums

The haar might have been coming in but Thursday evening , 8th July, was a delight in Stromness.

The Royal Navy Northern Divers Group was in Orkney to receive the Freedom of the islands. As part of the celebrations to mark this occasion events took place in Stromness and the next day in Kirkwall. Display By Royal Navy Northern Diving Group

Stromness RBL Pipe Band played a selection of well known tunes. The band has not been able to meet together and practice the way they would normally because of Covid. Nevertheless they gave a stirring performance.

Next was the Royal Marines Band Scotland. This was quite a contrast to the swirl of the pipes. The band put on a magnificent display showing their superb musicianship and coordinated marching.

You can view footage on The Orkney News YouTube channel.

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Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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