Beat a path to Drum this summer for Homecoming

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The team at Drum Castle is asking drummers to beat a path to their door for a special Homecoming event on Sunday August 24.

The National Trust for Scotland property in Deeside is hosting a special event this summer called Drum Beat - The Homecoming, to celebrate the end of vital conservation work to the castle’s medieval tower.

Drummers of all ages, styles and skill levels are invited to bring their bass drums to bang, their tom toms to tap or their snares to smash at an event which organisers hope will be a hit and could become an annual addition to the Drum calendar.

Event organiser, Kris Bruce said: “This is a massive year for Drum as we re-open the full castle again after completing the vital conservation to the medieval tower.

“Drum was given by Robert the Bruce to the Irvines, and now, nearly 700 years later, in the year of Homecoming and the anniversary of Bannockburn, we want to celebrate the re-launch of Drum Castle in style.”

The hope is that Drummers, amateur or practiced, from across Deeside and Donside, and even further afield, will flock to the castle to join in the musical celebrations.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact the Drum Castle team by emailing for more details about the event taking place on August 24.