Skip to comments.Royal Regimentís Freedom Honour
Posted on 03/09/2012 5:55:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
STIRLINGS military connection will be further strengthened on Saturday when the Royal Regiment of Scotland is awarded the Freedom of the City.
The Royal Regiment of Scotland is the senior and only Scottish line infantry regiment of the British Army Infantry and consists of five regular and two territorial battalions.
While in combat dress, each battalion wears its own unique coloured hackle on the Tam OShanter:
On Saturday, there will be a parade from Stirling Castle to Stirling Councils Old Viewforth where the regiment will be awarded the civic honour in recognition of their services and strong links to the Stirling area and will then be entitled to enter Stirling with drums beating, Colours flying, and bayonets fixed.
Awarding the freedom of the city is an age-old tradition dating back to the laws of ancient Rome that made it a capital offence for Roman legions to enter the city in formation or with weapons without permission.
The parade will begin at Stirling Castle at 11am led by combined military and pipe band. They will then march down Broad Street and Baker Street before turning right and heading along Corn Exchange Road to the Albert Halls.
At 11.15am the Military Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Pipes and Drums of the 7th Battalion (7 Scots) of the Regiment will be playing at the Albert Halls and this will give people an opportunity to enjoy the music with the soldiers.
(Excerpt) Read more at stirlingobserver.co.uk ...
Aye...so this means they can keep the fooking Brits out of Stirling....one small step....
an ill wind no one blows well?
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