Apologies for the lack of recent posts. This has been a very busy year for the band. The New Year was welcomed in with the band playing at a wedding at Dundas Castle. We then played for another wedding at the Balmoral Hotel in March, one at Hopetoun House in June, and one at Greyfriars Kirk in November. Besides the normal gala days at Penicuik, Loanhead, Biggar, Stoneyburn, Queensferry, Broxburn and Roslin, we have played at events at Rosslyn Chapel, Royal Yacht Britannia, Floors Castle and Edinburgh Castle. We played at Carlowrie Castle for a show being recorded for Russian TV and were also recorded by Danish TV at the recent Diwali Parade in Edinburgh. The last confirmed gig for this year will be the Armistice Parade in Penicuik on Sunday 12th November.