By Bill Barclay, Drum Major of Towie Pipe Band
The village of Towie is in the Strathdon area of Aberdeenshire, approximately 37 miles from Towie Barclay Castle at the other side of the county. This is the band’s 40th anniversary year. We wear the Graham of Menteith muted tartan. The band has in the past been European Champion Drum Corps and overall 4th Piping and Drumming. We take part in games and contests all over the North as well as the RSPBA championships. We are of varying ages from youngest of 11 to oldest of 64. But all enjoy the hobby we have in the pipe band. In years gone by, we have taken part in festivals and concerts in Germany, Norway, Orkney and France. We are always willing to travel and play the highland music we love.
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