Issued: 11 July 2006
Black Watch Freedom Ceremony
The Black Watch will receive the Freedom of Angus this Saturday 15 July at a ceremony in Forfar.
The event starts at 11.15am at Chapelpark Primary where The Representative Colonel for The Black Watch, Lieutenant General Alistair Irwin KCB CBE will receive the Freedom of Angus Scroll from Angus Provost Bill Middleton.
At 12noon the battalion will exercise the Freedom of Angus by marching through the burgh.
Leading the parade will be Major Alastair Aitken who will have the honour of being the Parade Commander on the day. The colour party will be commanded by the Regimental Sergeant Major Michael Robb.
Other key players will be the Commanding Officer of The Black Watch, Lt Col Lindsay MacDuff who will be part of the parade and will be joined by approximately 70 members of the battalion.
There will be 40 members of the Pipes and Drums and 40 to 50 representatives of The Black Watch Association parading. The Black Watch TA soldiers and cadets have also been invited to join.
Motorists are reminded that there will be no parking along the route which follows Academy Street, South Street, East High Street, West High Street, and New Road, from 7.30am to 12.30pm on the day of the march.
Rolling road closures will take place along the route to allow the march to take place, and traffic management will be undertaken by the police. All public car parks will be open as normal.