Rory Knight Bruce was Mr Dandie Dinmont for the day and he was superb and lead us up to St Gilles Cathedral
Rory Knight Bruce recreating the character based on a painting by Joseph Jenkins on the musical production of Daniel Terry’s musical production 1827
The service at St Gilles was a fitting tribute to Sir Walter Scott.
Order of service
“Organ Prelude: Jordan English
Fanfare: From The Rob Roy Overture (1831) by Hector Berlioz – The State Trumpeters.
Scripture Sentences & Call to Worship: The Minister, The Reverend Calum MacLeod.
Psalm 100: The Auld Hundreth
Bidding & Prayer: The Minister
Music: Oh mattutini albori from La donna del lago (1819) – Zoe Drummond, soprano, Scottish Opera & Toby Hession, piano accompaniment.
Reading: John 14: 1-7 – Billy Kay in William Laughton Lorimer’s translation (1983)
Psalm 116: The Choir
Reading: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Canto VI – The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT KBE,
Music: Ellens dritter Gesang (Ave Maria) by Franz Schubert, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6 – – Zoe Drummond, soprano, Scottish Opera & Toby Hession, piano accompaniment.
Reading: From The Journal of Sir Walter Scott for 22nd January 1826 – Sir Angus Grossart QC CBE DL.
Reading: From The Heart of Midlothian (1818), Jeanie Deans addresses Queen Caroline – The Rt Hon Lady Dorrian QC PC.
Traditional Music: Jock of Hazeldean – Aly Bain MBE and Phil Cunningham MBE.
Reading: Sir Walter’s Verse by Sir Eric Anderson KT (2013) – Professor David Purdie. Bonnie Dundee led by Phamie Gow
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Life & Work of Sir Walter Scott: The Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance KCVO Kt TD.
Paraphrase 59: Sung by the Congregation standing
Organ Recessional: Jordan English”
The rain held off and we all marched down to Scott Monument led by Mr Dandie Dinmont
Photo credit Karen Atkinson