City of Perth Salute

Make Way For the City of Perth Salute!

Sunday, 6th August

This fantastic, free event brings the electric atmosphere of a Tattoo style arena event to Perth city centre, and offers families the chance to see military and civilian bands from across Scotland in a dazzling parade through the streets, and an open air, grandstand arena on the North Inch.

Presentations will grant the esteemed Freedom of the City of Perth upon Eve Muirhead and her Team GB Olympic Curling Champions, and Lucinda Russell OBE and Peter Scudamore MBE, horse trainers to the winners of the Grand Nationals of 2017 and 2023.

As well as this you’ll enjoy static displays from the British Legion Bikers Association, Dragoon Guards Jackals and military vehicles including children's landrovers and much more!

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City of Perth Salute - The Parade

Starting from Thimblerow Car Park at noon, the Parade will make its way down the Old High Street to the bottom of the High Street, before turning left onto Tay Street and its final destination of the North Inch Park. Expected duration is one hour.

Civilian / Cadet / Army / Pipe / Brass

  • Perthshire Brass Band     
  • 25th Stirling (Dunblane) Boys’ Brigade Company                        
  • Marching Band (Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry)    
  • City of Discovery Pipe Band
  • Youth Brass Band 
  • City of Discovery Pipe Band    
  • Scots Guards    
  • Methil Pipe Band
  • Perth Pipe Band
  • Alyth Pipe Band
  • Army Cadets 


  • Jackals (Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry)
  • Horses (Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry)    
  • Troops MTV (Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry)
  • Legion Veteran Bikers                    
  • Perth Boys Brigade 
  • Sea Cadets Perth
  • High Constables
  • Float: McAndrew Sisters 
  • Scottish Military Vehicle Group Vehicles                


  • Letham Majorettes
  • Fair City Dancers    
  • Julie Young Dance
  • Ronnie Cowan
  • Beats of Brazil
  • Rythmn Wave
  • Macumba
  • McAndrews Sisters

North Inch Arena - 1pm to 2pm (approx)

1pm: Make sure to arrive early and bag yourself a seat in our City of Perth Salute Grandstand. Looking out over the main Arena, this is the perfect viewpoint to enjoy the Parade performers as they showcase their talents. All the thrill of a Tattoo style arena event awaits you, as each of the acts brings their unique flavour of entertainment to the North Inch park.

1.45pm: The esteemed Freedom of the City of Perth will be presented to upon Eve Muirhead and her Team GB Olympic Curling Champions, and Lucinda Russell OBE and Peter Scudamore MBE, horse trainers to the winners of the Grand Nationals of 2017 and 2023.

  • Introductions by A Hutton, Compere
  • Opening Fanfare by Perthshire Brass / Black Watch Cadets
  • Massed Pipes and Drums 
  • Shetland Fiddlers and Julie Young Dancers 
  • Mela 2023
  • Military Bands
  • Julie Young Dancers Freestyle
  • Youth Walkthrough
  • Rock Choir
  • Finale
  • Provost confers the Freedom of the City, with a response from Freedom recipents 
  • High Constables escort Provosts Party to Balhousie Castle 

Salute Fringe - 12 noon to 3.30pm

Wander around and soak up the atmosphere of the Salute Fringe, including the tremendous talents of the McAndrew Sisters on our main stage. A fantatsic collection of Scottish Military vehicles will also be on display - a must see for any motor enthusiasts, and there's inflatables and a climbing wall to keep the kids happy and entertained all afternoon long. All activites and fringe shows are free of charge.

You can pack a picnic, or whet your appetite with one of our street food vendors. Expect to find coffees and an Ice Cream Van too! 

Live Music

  • McAndrew Sisters 

Family Activities 

  • Inflatable: Army Cadets 
  • Kids Land Rovers
  • Climbing Wall

Vehicles, Exhibitions and Side Shows

  • Kelty Concert Band (Static) 
  • Scottish Military Vehicle Group Vehicles 
  • Lang Toun Boat Club    
  • Smoke of the Water History Group
  • Combined Forces Living History Group
  • Recruiting Gazebo (Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry)
  • Display: Sea Cadets Perth 
  • Awareness Tent: SAAFA 
  • Recruiting Gazebo: Army Cadets