250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott birth at Edinburgh Saturday 30th October

We are pleased to announce that we have our very own Mr Dandie Dinmont, journalist and author Rory Knight Bruce. Will be leading the Grand Parade to Scott’s Monument.

Rory Knight Bruce will be recreating the character based on a painting by Joseph Jenkins on the musical production of Daniel Terry’s musical production 1827

This year is the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott birth, and there are many plans for next year. A major celebration of his life is taking place on Saturday 30th October 2021 in Edinburgh. There will be national TV coverage and royalty , nobility and Dandies in attendance. The celebration of Sir Walter Scott will be an St Giles Cathedral will start at 1100 hrs. There will be formal ceremonial possessions from “The Signet library” to West door of St Giles. The ceremonial procession will be made up with people or associations that have historic or current connections with Sir Walter Scott. Dress code will be ceremonial, military, academic, tartan or border dress.

There will be a guard of honor who will line the route of the procession. A large Military band will be playing at St Giles Cathedral and the State Trumpeters will proclaim the Procession. After the service there will be a Grand march from St Giles to the Scott monument. The march will be led by the combined Pipes and Drums, Guard of honour and mounted Troops of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Sir Walter was quartermaster and then Secretary of the Edinburgh Volunteer Light Dragoon, subsequently and Royal Mid-Lothian Yeomanry, antecedents of E (Lothians and Borders Yeomanry) Squadron, Dandie Dinmont Terriers and their owners will be part of the march. We will then lay floral tributes at Sir Walter Scott monument in Princess Street Gardens. As a one of Dandie Dinmont Terriers will be allowed to enter St Giles cathedral however this will be by invite only and you must register with us. There will be a dress code for the march also, if you wish to be at the front of the march you must be either in Tartan or Border dress code. If you want to attend St Giles cathedral or take part in the Grand March you must register with us as the organisers require numbers as this is a major event with many interested parties and spaces will be limited, to book your space dandiederby@hotmail.com

.Yours sincerely Kenny and Shona Allan