The highly anticipated City of Perth Salute is set to return to Perth City once again on Sunday August 6.
The salute is the culmination of a week of fantastic events in Perth and Kinross that week, including the Gran Fondo, part of the UCI World Championships and Perth Show.
As well as parades, displays and live music, the salute will also see Team Muirhead and Grand National winning trainers Lucina Russell OBE and Peter Scudamore MBE presented with the Freedom of the City.
Starting the amazing afternoon at 12 noon, the parade will leave Thimblerow and treat spectators to a harmonious blend of military and civilian bands from Perthshire Brass Band, Scots Guards, Youth Brass Band, City of Discovery Pipe Band, Methil Pipe Band, Alyth Pipe Band, Army Cadets, THe Perth Pipe Band, who are celebrating their 130th anniversary this year, and more.
Alongside these wonderful bands, the parade will also feature an enchanting display of horses, High Constables, Scottish Military Vehicles, and a captivating cavalcade of music and dance from local groups Letham Majorettes, Julie Young Dance, the popular Beats of Brazil, Macumba, McAndrews Sisters and other top performers.
The parade will leave Thimblerow via Old High Street to the bottom of High Street where Lord Lieutenant Stephen Leckie will salute the parade as it turns left onto Tay Street before it proceeds towards the North Inch arena for approximately 1pm.
The North Inch Arena's City of Perth Salute Grandstand offers the perfect vantage point to watch the Parade arrive. It is advised to arrive early to secure a seat!
A tattoo style event showcasing a fantastic display of military bands, massed pipes and drums, Shetland Fiddlers, Rock Choir, Mela 2023 and more, will captivate spectators.
At 1.45pm, Eve Muirhead and her Team GB Olympic Curling Champions, along with Lucinda Russell OBE and Peter Scudamore MBE, horse trainers to the winners of the Grand National of 2017 and 2023, will be honoured with the special Freedom of City Award in a special ceremony, supported by Sidey.
From 12 noon until 3.30pm, be entertained at the Salute Fringe! The McAndrews Sisters will offer live music and dancing. For motor enthusiasts, a collection of static military vehicles will be on display. Bring your family and a picnic to enjoy the Salute Fringe with an array of family activities from children's land rovers to a climbing wall and inflatables to many vehicles, exhibitions and side shows and food vendors (including ice cream)!
Provost of Perth and Kinross, Xander McDade said: "The City of Perth Salute is a wonderful highlight in our events calendar and this year I am privileged to award the Freedom of the City accolade to Eve Muirhead, her Team GB Olympic team, alongside Lucinda Russell OBE and Peter Scudamore MBE. The City of Perth Salute promises to be another amazing August afternoon for everyone to enjoy in our historic and beautiful Perth City."