11 June 2012
Over a hundred Cadets marched through the City of Perth on Saturday 2nd June as part of the biggest Scottish Celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Over 1000 pipers took part in the parade and were joined by all the local youth organisations. The Black Watch Battalion Army Cadet Force played a major part. Army Cadets from all over Perth & Kinross were represented on the parade. The cadet banners from the Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Dunkeld, Kinross, Newburgh, Perth Viewlands, Perth RLC, Pitlochry and Stanley Detachments were on on Parade. The cadet contingent was lead by the Military Band of the Black Watch Battalion ACF and followed by the Pipes and Drums of the Army Cadet Force. It was an impressive sight remarked on by distinguished guests from all over Europe who were attending the celebration. Following the parade the cadets took part in a collection for ABF The Soldiers Charity. Perth went on to host a kilt run and the biggest picnic lunch which took part in glorious sunshine.
The cadets now look forward to the visit to Perth by Her Majesty when she will be presented with the keys to the City of Perth which were the first set originally presented to Queen Victoria who also celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. Cadets will be lining the streets and also in attendance at Balhousie Castle the Regimental Museum of the Black Watch which is part of the visit program.