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Thursday, 27 July, 2000, 22:22 GMT 23:22 UK
Queen mother tribute in pictures
Scotland marked the Queen Mother's forthcoming 100th birthday with a musical tribute at Edinburgh Castle.

Here, BBC News Online Scotland gives a snapshot of highlights from the evening.


Army bands
The 18 bands practice before the big event

Dunblane school children
Highland dancing by Dunblane schoolchildren

Pipes and drums
It was a massive gathering of pipes and drums

Castle tribute
Thousands turned up to the tribute evening

Royal party
The royal party arrives for the celebration

Trumpeters
Trumpeters play a fanfare for the most senior royal

Fireworks
Fireworks light the night sky over Edinburgh

Scottish veteran
A Scottish veteran enjoys the occasion

Three cheers
Three cheers for the Queen Mother
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