Pipe Band herald in the New Year
Thanks to Jeff Reynalds for sending us his pictures taken during the festive break in Rothbury. We see the Rothbury Highland Pipe Band on their New Year's Day Tour and some of the lights that were in the village centre.
The band has over 22 members ranging from those of 13yrs to those in their late 80's. It began in the early 1920's with locals from the village and a little further a field coming together to share a passion of the Highland pipes and drums. In early 2000 numbers in the band began to run quite low with the majority being in their late 60's and over. However in the past few years the band has begun to attract more youngsters and has flourished.