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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Dawning of 2013@Newtonmore

Piper@the gates of 2013 

There was a big crowd out last night in Newtonmore to see in the New Year. At 11.30pm two processions start at the northern and southern end of the village, meet in the middle and then head out to the golf course to mark the New Year that signals the start of a firework display.

Southern procession headed by a single piper (above and below)

Procession from the north 

Meeting in the middle: now three pipers 

One of the pipers from the north 

The third piper

 Faces in the crowd (above and below)

Capturing the scene with an iPhone

The crowd on the stroke of midnight 

 Firework display (above and below)

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