Scots in Oman! The Last Hurrah
CELEBRATING a decade of Great Highland Balls AROUND THE WORLD
We never imagined that what was going to be a one-off Northern Meeting abroad would become a series of journeys, each greater than the next, as we traveled from Vienna, Venice, Istanbul, Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan and Florence.
The Sultanate of Oman, with its wild mountains and pristine beaches, will be our Last Hurrah. Why? Oman's beloved Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the longest serving leader in the Arab world, was in the Cameronians after Sandhurst and since then he has run a unified, stable and peaceful country that is infused with his love of classical music and military pipe bands. The Omani are warm people who enjoy a unique connection with Scotland. We will celebrate this relationship in the one way we know how: to reel.
With a private reception at the Royal Opera House at the opening night of the Military Music Festival, 100 musicians from the Royal Army of Oman Band performing at our Grand Highland Ball on the lawns of the Al Bustan Palace and an Omani Ceilidh with 100 bedouins and 50 camels, this will be the experience of a lifetime.
We would like to especially thank Bruno Schroder for his generous contribution to the band cost. We equally celebrate the generosity of our partners below, without which this magical event could never happen.