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Strowan Gathering

Regulus // Issue 1 // May 2023

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Pipe Band performing at Strowan Gathering.St Andrew’s College was delighted to host the inaugural Strowan Gathering on Sunday 4 December 2022, where an estimated 1500 people enjoyed the best of Scottish traditions during the action-packed day.

A highlight was the Pipe Band Contest, run by the Canterbury Caledonian Society’s Pipe Band with 13 bands participating. Other events included solo piping and drumming competitions, a Highland dancing competition, a Scottish country dancing display, and a massed band. The St Andrew’s Pipe Bands won the Juvenile, Grade 2, and Grade 4 competitions, with many St Andrew’s students winning individual prizes.

A range of hospitality stands and stalls included traditional Scottish haggis and black pudding, Scottish highland wear and accessories, and food and coffee vendors. The College PTA provided a Scottish bouncy castle which proved very popular with younger children. The St Andrew’s Pipe Band fundraising raffle was drawn and livestreamed to the event, with the closest 10 golf balls to the flag dropped from a helicopter all winning prizes. It was great to see many Old Collegians, parents, students, staff, and friends of the College, gather for a fun Scottish day out.

The best of Scottish traditions at our inaugural Strowan Gathering, with piping, dancing, and more!