Strike up the band!

ROTHBURY will come alive with the sound of music on New Year’s Day.

The Rothbury Highland Pipe Band will be out in force in the Coquetdale village.

The popular group will perform at the likes of Rothbury Community Hospital and Rothbury House in the morning before moving down the village at around 1pm for all to see.

The band will make various stops around Rothbury including visits to venues such as the Turks Head Hotel, Newcastle House Hotel, and the Queens Head Hotel before finishing at The Railway Hotel at about 4.30pm/5pm.

David Brown, the band’s drum major and chairman, said: “The New Year’s Day social gathering is a long-standing tradition and it is very enjoyable.

“People come from near and far to join us.”

The band’s aim is to enjoy themselves and bring enjoyment to the public.

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