THE sound of pipes and drums echoed through Quirindi on Saturday night as visitors enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of the Liverpool Plains... with a wee bit of Scotland.
The fourth annual Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo went off with a literal bang at Quirindi's Longfield Park, as fireworks lit up the sky.
The free event saw more than 600 people enjoy the special showcase of military bands in both a competition and exhibition format.
Performances were held by the Pipes & Drums, National Servicemen's Memorial Band, the City of Blacktown Pipe Band, the Scone RSL Pipes and Drums and the Tamworth Highland Society Pipe Band.
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The unique celebration pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
The event is the brainchild of Liverpool Plains Shire Council mayor Doug Hawkins, who said people are estimating upwards of 600 people were in attendance for what was a "great night".
"I can only estimate numbers, but what I do know is it's probably the best one that we've had," he said.
"The bands performed magnificently and we had the National Servicemen's Pipes and Drums from Brisbane and they led the march.
"It was a great night all round - the fireworks went off well, the bands went well, it was a great night."
The event will return to the Liverpool Plains on March 5, 2022.
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