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  • Writer's pictureJohn Calvert


The band celebrated Bob Laidlaw’s 65 years in the band on Wednesday night. Band Chairman Eric Hislop spoke about Bob’s long service before MD Chris Shanks presented Bob with an award from the Scottish Brass Band Association.

Fellow band member David Calvert presented Bob with a photo canvas highlighting some memories of Bob’s time with the band.

To have played 65 years with the same band is quite some achievement and is fairly unique. Langholm Band have 3 players who have reached the milestone Bob, David Calvert and Ian Hotson.

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