Pipe bands march on Floors

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There is a great day out for all the family this weekend if you head to Floors Castle or its Massed Pipe Band Day on Sunday (August 24).

Taking place between 11am-4pm, pipe bands from across the Borders, Highland dancers, falconry, dog agility and much more will be on show for you to enjoy.

Now a well-established tradition, the Massed Pipe Bands Day was initiated by the present Duke’s father who recognised in the spectacular setting of the Castle the most evocative backdrop for an event of this nature.

Once again, Alasdair Hutton is the narrator for the day.

Narrator of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo since 1992, Alasdair narrates a wide variety of live shows and concerts around the world, as well as videos and audio presentations.

Alasdair has been presenting the Massed Pipe Bands Day event for the last 15 years.

As well as some inspiring Scottish music, there is also a host of entertainment for all the family including: a celidh band, adventure playground, laser clays, bouncy castle, crazy golf, face painting, garden games, garden tours with the estate’s head gardener Andrew Simmons, tractor and trailer rides, a treasure trail and free entry to the castle. And don’t forget the plant centre, and Terrace Café.

Entry: adults £9, senior £7, children £5, family (two adults and two children) £22.50, under-fives free.

Tickets available on the day.