Scots Guards wow Maybury Gardens and local residents

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Maybury Gardens continues to provide a first class service to loyal customers from all corners of the island and at this time of year the pace of life for customer and staff remains relentless all in the pursuit of that first class garden or display.

So why would Tuesday night prove to be any different at this time of year? Well, the distant skirl of bag pipes the thump of a strong base drummer and the sight of feather bonnets and bearskin caps meant only one thing to the shock of curious Sandwick residents and customers as they emerged from their houses and gardens to the spectacular sight of the Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion Scots Guards advancing in marching order along North street to the Maybury gardens car park,to where they proceeded to entertain locals with a fine display of military music and highland dancing.

The pipe band who are members of the Scots Guards,Her Majesty’s Elite foot Guards have just recently returned from their second tour in Afghanistan and only last week paraded in London entertaining the Royal family on the beating retreat ceremony on horse guards parade.

Customers and children alike enjoyed the musical and dancing entertainment, along with the mixed display of accordion and pipe tunes from Graham acLennan and Pipe major Ross Mckrindle no more so than David and Irene Smith, who have a long affiliation to the Regiment through their son Captain Alasdair Iain Mackenzie who has now completed just over 25 years service.