August 7, 2003

MEMBERS of Lomond and Clyde Pipe Band realised a long-held ambition recently — performing at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

And the distinguished audience included Princess Anne — the second time in a matter of weeks the band’s members had played in front of royalty.

Earlier last month the band played before the Queen at the official opening of the Clydebank Shopping Centre.

At its most recent royal occasion, the band, supported by the Helensburgh-based Margaret Rose School of Dancers, provided entertainment for various dignitaries and foreign delegates attending the opening ceremony of the World Rose Convention 2003 in the city.

Although based in Clydebank the band’s 20 musicians come from Balloch, Alexandria, Dumbarton, Helensburgh and Glasgow areas.