Over 50 members of our Pipe Band and Highland Dancers provided an authentic welcome to the first large cruise vessel to Port of Aberdeen's new South Harbour.

The pupils from across our Junior and Senior School were delighted to be part of such a historic moment for the North-east of Scotland as they performed for the passengers of the AIDAaura which arrived from Hamburg, Germany this morning.

A ‘Welcome to Aberdeenshire’ team were also on the quayside to meet and greet the tourists and share more about sightseeing in the area.

Fantastic weather conditions and the sounds of the pipes and drums provided a warm welcome to the first of 39 cruise vessels coming into Aberdeen this year.

Mr Sumner said: “It was a privilege to be asked to provide musical support to welcome the first cruise ship into Aberdeen. Our Pipe Band and Highland Dancers were proud to perform and make memories which will last forever.”

Mrs Melville added: “Our amazing Pipe Band and Highland Dancers were delighted to give passengers onboard the AIDAaura a traditional Scottish welcome to the Granite City. The beautiful sight and sound of the dancers, pipes and drums made this a truly memorable and historic event. Our pupils performed superbly and made visitors from the first ever cruise ship to dock in Aberdeen's South Harbour smile, applaud and cheer!”

Traditional Scottish welcome meets arrival of first cruise vessel into new harbour