IN PICTURES: The North Berwick Highland Games parade returns

SCOTTISH music and dance was brought to North Berwick town center on Saturday evening with a parade held to generally mark the end of the North Berwick Highland Games.

While the parade did go, due to Covid-19, the games themselves did not.

The last event of the North Berwick Highland Games was in 2019, with the two-year delay extending its 25th anniversary celebrations. Organizers hope to hold next year’s event on the first Saturday in August.

This year’s parade was hosted on behalf of the Highland Games by Jim Hunter who, while a student at North Berwick High School, was a drummer with the North Berwick Pipe Band before heading south where he spent 40 years in the management of BEA and British Airways.

The North Berwick and Haddington Pipe Bands joined the Highland dancers of the Dunedin Dance Academy, who all performed well-known songs and dances.

Beginning at the main gates of the Lodge Grounds with a large group, with individual and group performances equally appreciated, the parade took a trip down Quality Street.

It ended with a salute from the Provost of East Lothian, John McMillan, accompanied by John Starr, President of North Berwick Highland Games.

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Jennifer R. Strohm

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