The Royal Black Institution’s annual parade with all its splendour brings thousands of Knights and Bandsmen together in a spectacular turnout as they parade behind the red and black of their banners through Scarva Village to Scarvagh House.
The traditional celebrations held at the Thirteenth demonstration each year produces a special atmosphere that draws in tens of thousands of Ulster people as well as new and returning visitors from the United Kingdom and further a field.
The Vice Chairman for the group assists the Chairman and team with important decisions regarding the event. Their strong team skills play an important part within the organisation.
The Chairman for The Royal 13th is able to provide the team with the necessary knowledge and expertise to drive the event forward and make it as successful as possible.
The secretary handles all correspondence for the group. They have a great passion for the Institution and dedicates a large majority of time to the organisation.
Official marshals will be in place to assist with the parade and parking. The PSNI will also be present to assist if required and control traffic entering the Scarva Village.
St. John Ambulance Service will be providing small teams of Paramedics in case of emergencies. First Aid Points are also setup in different areas.
A number of Car Parks are available for vehicles as you approach Scarva. Ulster Bus also run a continuous service to and from Banbridge throughout the day.
A combination of food bars, confectionery and refreshments will be available throughout the areas. Local Churches will be serving tea and snacks within their tents.
The Royal 13th works closely with many bodies throughout the province and aims to continue these relationships as future projects and events develop.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all these organisations for their support and professionalism as we work together to achieve our goals within our local communities.
To me its the best turned out parade of the year. Nothing else comes close!
Gary from Dromore…..
We have been coming to the Scarva Parade for over twenty years now and would never miss it. It’s a beautiful parade and having it here in the village with the scenery makes it all the more special.
John, Jennifer & Peter from Newcastle……..
“I was in N. Ireland on holiday and heard about the parade so decided to come along to see what it was all about. My Family were so glad we did and had a wonderful day!”
Stephanie & Family from Norway….
Scarva Orange Hall
79 Main Street,
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