The Band which is non-competitive has many experienced older players as well as youngsters and wear the local and attractive Strathearn tartan.
The Comrie Fornight starts with the Street Market down by the river on the 25th followed by an evening performance outside the Royal Hotel. On the 27th there is a march from the Top square down to the river, leading the Pram Derby, on the 31st an evening performance at Comrie Entertains in the White Church, and on the 1st August another evening performance outside the Royal Hotel.
The Comrie Fortnight is an annual festival held in the village annually on the last week in July and the first week in August and was originally started by Jack Elliot and Mrs Palmer, in the late 1960's, to coincide with the traditional Glasgow Trades Fortnight. Scotland has local holidays at various times of the year, (eg September) and also trade fairs fortnight. Edinburgh's is the first two weeks in July, Glasgow's is the 3rd and 4th weeks in July.
The traditional has evolved over the years and the festival now runs a whole range of activities from competitions to outings, from dances to the parade ensure that there is something to suit everybody.
On the final and exciting day the Band leads the float parade from the Top Square all the way to the Laggan playing fields where the various events are taking place.
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If you are planning a holiday here in our area of central Scotland in one of our self-catering holiday cottages during these dates why not consider attending some of the events being staged as part of this year’s Comrie Fortnight calendar.