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Walking around Edinburgh with Chris Clark we heard the pipes and rushed up to the High Street to find the Pipes and Drums of Lothian & Borders Police leading a march followed by The Royal Company of Archers. Here you can see the Pipe Band as they pass by St. Giles Cathedral.

The band is one of the world’s oldest pipe bands and was known for many years as the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band. The band currently competes in grade 1 at Major Championships run by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Society as well as local highland games and Lothian and Borders branch contests.

The band has travelled extensively and has in the past taken part in many high profile events and shows such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, both at Edinburgh Castle and more recently in Sydney Australia, as well as the Halifax International Tattoo, Nova Scotia, Estes Park Tattoo, Colorado and the Danish Military Tattoo in Herning, Denmark.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)


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  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsabout 5 years ago

    Great picture Tom, I’ve seen them at the Halifax International Tattoo and I think I have some LPs of them when they were the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band.
    In any case, can’t beat the sound of pipes and drums. I grew up with that sound in Cape Breton Island, Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you George. I’m lucky to live near Edinburgh so I have seen them many times over the years. They are always a wondeful sight to see …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 5 years ago

    WOW! Fantastic capture Tom, you and Chris were sooooo lucky, whish I seen them when I was up in Edinburgh last. An instant FAV for me.

  • Thank you so much Don, they are a great sight in full uniform. Thank you for the fave, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BigD
    BigDabout 5 years ago

    Excellent capture and well done with the camera settings too. BigD

  • Thank you BigD, they are a wonderful marching band …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago


  • Thank you dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

    HELUAabout 5 years ago

    Really great pictures Tom!! Can almost hear them!!:)

  • Thank you so much Helua, I always appreciate your visits …

    – Tom Gomez

  • blamo
    blamoabout 5 years ago

    Great in action candid ………..

  • Thank you Blamo …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...about 5 years ago

    Very well captured Tom. Loving the series. When was the parade, I guess I was on holiday and missed it……

    Where you ever at the biggest pipefest in the world at Hollyrood Park a few years back? My word that was loud but wonderful.

  • Cheers mate, it was 16th June.

    I missed the pipefest, sounds like it was a good day out …

    – Tom Gomez

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalabout 5 years ago

    I love to hear a good pipe band, great capture Tom.

  • Thank you Howard, much appreciated mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...about 5 years ago

    Ah the 16th…….I left on the 17th so was probably busy getting ready. Looks like it was ace. Keep me posted with the next meet, would love to pop along and say hullo.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Will do Andy …

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