Friday, September 05, 2008

Civc Week on YouTube

Some vids on the YouTube site:

Civic Week 2008

James and Duncan messing about with the Yorkshire Corps of Drums.

The Yorkshire Corps of Drums seem a great bunch of lads; here's a link to their website:

And here's them leading the 40th anniversary of the Coldstream Guards receiving the freedom of the burgh.

The Flodden ride out leaving town in a downpour.

Civic Week 2005

Video of the Beating of the Retreat from 2005:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Surfing the web

There is a game played by all office workers called 'ego-surf'. This is where you put your own name into Google and see what comes up.

I appreciate that this only confirms the view of 'real' workers that those sitting at desks are feckless, idle, chancers. But, I thought so what, here we go with a new game called 'band-surf':

Rob Bell: see (this is a bit spooky)

Ian Cockburn: see (he is looking older these days. Does Carol know?)

Logan Parsons:

Gordon Thompson: (More talented than he appears!)

Pierre Scoot:

James Bell: (This explains a lot)

Duncan Bell:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Floors Catle massed bands 25th August

A big band had a good day out. Two of the younger members particularly enjoyed themselves.
"When the music was good it was good, but when it was bad it was very bad". That about sums up the day.
Clearly a bit of work is needed to get the music more polished. Although the crowd seemed happy with what they saw and heard, the players knew better. The Pipe Major's will need to look again at how the event is run, placing all the responsibility on one Drum Major is tough going, particularly when the perfomance and confidence of the players is poor.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Corstorphine Fair

The Fair was held on 7th June. it's taken a while to track down some images, but here they are; click on the link: Corstorphine Fair 2008

Kelso Civic Week

Two pictures of the Fancy Dress parade on the 19th of July, last night of Kelso Civic Week. (Kelso is a small village near Coldstream).

Pictures borrowed from Pitchoun8 from the Flickr website. ( Worth looking at some very good images here.

Fancy Dress was very good and the band were playing well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hawick Highland Games

Pictures courtesy of Cessna152towser from the FlickR picture database. And a video of the Band playing Highland Cathedral here:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Corstorphine Fair

Thanks to everyone who attended Corstorphine Fair.

We did very well thanks in particular to Rebecca, Louise and Sophie who were making their Pipe Band debuts. (See photo).

Thursday, April 24, 2008

First Post

April is a bit tardy to be updating the blog for the first time in'08, but as the season begins it's a good point to remind ourselves what's been happening.

Thanks to Scott and Laura Melville, the couple who booked us for their wedding at Ford Castle, for their kind comments - it was a pleasure to play for you.

Next up is Pipey Bell in the Berwick Advertiser helping a French couple get married: Photo above.

Bob Liddle, one of our musical virtuoso's, has a new website at Bob has some good pics of the band on his site.

Gareth has been installed as this years Coldstreamer, congratulations to him. More at He also has a Bebo site at with some good pictures of the band, one from Flodden Day above.

And finally, a review of our trip to Ortiguera has emerged, see here

That's all for now, more soon.