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Beating Retreat

Guid Nychburris 2014 comes to a close at Beating Retreat on Buccleuch Street immediately after The Big Parade on Guid Nychburris day (approx 1815) Pipe, brass and silver bands, who have taken part in the Parade will gather together for a procession of massed pipes and drums. Provost Thomson will present trophies to the best turned out band on parade and to the best musical band. Both trophies kindly donated and sponsored by John McQueen Engravers Galloway Street Dumfries.  Provost will take the salute before the bands march off bringing the ceremonial side of Guid Nychburris to a close for another year. John Caskie will commentate on Beating Retreat from an office window, high up in the Municipal Chambers.