The Forth Bridges Accordion Band recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.
The special occasion was marked with an awards ceremony, birthday cake and the release of a CD.
The band members received certificates, based on the level of their musical ability, while the child members received medals from Bo’ness councillor Anne Richie.
A special award is made each year by members to a member for his or her dedication and commitment to the band over the years.
This year’s winner was Bert Cairns. It was highlighted that his commitment to the band and going beyond the call of duty to provide refreshments to members during practice sessions.
The band has also recorded a new CD, entitled “Timeline”. Allan Potters, spokesman for the band said: ‘‘The band has enhanced their music this year by introducing parts/harmonies/counter melodies to their music.
‘‘The album features the band playing a selection of tunes which they have played over the past five years, including Traditional Scottish music to old time favourites and even some hymns.’’
The CD, priced £7 online and £6 from band members and the Inkspot and Silverleaf Bookshop in Bo’ness. For more information on the band go online at forthbridgesaccordionband.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/forthbridgesaccordionband