As is so often the way a prophet is never recognised in his home town.
The French got their first, honouring Rob Bell, our Pipe Major, in 2009 by making him a Knight of the Brotherhood of Maroilles Cheese, see above pic taken during our trip to Brymbo, Wales.
In Scotland we get there, eventually, and this year Rob has been honoured with Coldstream's Citizen of the Year award. This is a most worthy recognition for someone who has put a great deal into the town and the band. It's good to see Rob given the recognition he deserves and a poignant moment for the band as the recipient of the honour is awarded the Alastair Brown-Scott quaich; in memory of our former colleauge.
The Berwickshire News covered the story in full.