Pipers, dancers and gardeners put on a fantastic show at Floors

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Families looking for a fun day out at Floors Castle, near Kelso, on Sunday were not disappointed as pipe bands from all over the Borders and the Lothians gathered there to entertain.

To see so many pipes playing and marching together, keeping our traditional music alive, was a thing of beauty.

Floors Castle, Kelso during the Massed Pipe Bands Day.

Floors Castle, Kelso during the Massed Pipe Bands Day.

And it wasn’t all about the skirl – there was a plethora of other events and attractions, enough to keep all members of the family happy.

There were performers from the Lynella School of Highland Dancing, a ceilidh band, tractor tours, gardens tours with Floors’ head gardener, tomahawk-throwing, archery, dog agility, both on show and as an extra activity for the furry members of the family, the obligatory bouncy castle and face-painting.

Other attractions included the local producers’ 
food court and crafter’s courtyard.

Special guests were the Lochiel Marching Drill Team – 24 young women who are not only household names within New Zealand but are also celebrated and respected by many overseas audiences throughout the world who have had the opportunity to witness the team’s precision drill routines.

Floors Castle, Kelso during the Massed Pipe Bands Day. Highland Dancers, the Lynella School of Dance.

Floors Castle, Kelso during the Massed Pipe Bands Day. Highland Dancers, the Lynella School of Dance.

Go to www.thesouthern
reporter.co.uk to see a video of the day’s events made by our photographer Stuart Cobley.

Floors Castle, Kelso during the Massed Pipe Bands Day. Highland Dancers, the Lynella School of Dance.

Floors Castle, Kelso during the Massed Pipe Bands Day. Highland Dancers, the Lynella School of Dance.