March 2015 2
On Saturday the 28th of March the Band provided a lone piper as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remembered those lives lost in the Cheapside Street Disaster.
Saturday marked the 55th anniversary of the Cheapside Street Disaster in which 19 Fire Service personnel died in a whisky bond explosion.
This incident on 28 March 1960 claimed the largest number of lives in the peacetime history of the UK Fire Service – 14 Glasgow firemen and five members of Glasgow Salvage Corps
The sacrifice of those 19 men was honoured by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at a ceremony at the Fire Service Memorial in the Necropolis, overlooking Glasgow Cathedral. The ceremony was attended by fire service veterans, including Cheapside Street veterans, senior SFRS officers and a Guard of Honour.
During the ceremony, veterans, fire officers and other Fire Service representatives laid wreaths at the Fire Service Memorial.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band Annual Pre-Season Ceilidh.
When: Saturday 2nd Of May
Where: Cowcaddens Fire Station. 91-123 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow.
Time: 7:30pm till Late
Cost: Tickets £10 each. (Available from any band member or by sending a PM to our FB page.)
As per last year, not only have we managed to acquire such a unique venue to hold the ceilidh, but we have also managed to secure the internationally traveled sensational Iain Armstrong Ceilidh band who will be ensuring that your toes will be tapping and you feet dancing till the wee small hours.
There will be a well stocked bar run by the Pipe Band so a City Centre Ceilidh without the City Centre prices !!!! What more could you ask for.
See you all there !!!