Sri Dasmesh Band in full splendour in Scotland – Photo: Jesmesh Photography/Jalebi Studio

The famed Malaysian pipe band, whose members are in Scotland for the up-coming World Pipe Band Championship in Glasglow, held a performance in Kenmore on Tuesday for the Highland Perthshire Sikh Heritage Trail.

Kenmore has a soft spot for Sikhs with its connections to Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab. After being deposed, he lived in exile in Perthshire from 1855 to 1863.

The visit is being hosted by James Rattray, the chairman of the Clan Rattray Society, reports BBC.

“I was contacted by the pipe band as they believed the first Sikh pipe band was the XLV Rattray’s Sikhs, set up by my great grandfather in 1856.

“Because of our family connections with the Sikhs over 150 years, I was also involved in setting up the Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail,” he said.

The band’s pipe major Harvinder Singh said they had been keen to return to Scotland after taking part in the world pipe band championships three years ago.

 

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