On May 26, 2018

The Atholl Highlanders’ Talk, 11am

Discover more about the fascinating history of the Atholl Highlanders, Blair Castle’s private army, then watch the annual parade in the afternoon. This special talk in the castle ballroom explains how the regiment was granted their colours and the history and tradition behind the annual parade.

The talk will be led by Jane Anderson, Castle Archivist and members of the Atholl Highlander regiment will be in attendance. There will be an opportunity for photographs at the end of the talk. Duration: approximately 1 hour. Admission: £5 (plus castle and gardens admission)

 

The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade, 2.30pm

The annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. The army parades on the forecourt of historic Blair Castle, accompanied by the sound of their magnificent pipes and drums.

Beginning at 2.30pm and continuing for about an hour, the Highlanders’ Parade is a truly memorable experience for everyone involved, harking back to Scotland’s rich cultural heritage with flair, spectacle and pride.

Admission: Gardens Admission fee applies

To find out more information about this event please visit : https://blair-castle.co.uk/scottish-highland-castle/atholl-highlanders-parade-gathering/