On New Year’s Eve in 1978 three members of the City of Alexandria’s Pipes and Drums, wearing the scarlet, green and yellow Clan Cameron tartan, flood the candlelit hall of Carlyle House with the shrill tones of the bagpipe and the steady beat of the drum.  At midnight a Pipes and Drums band member marches through the back door of Carlyle House and onto the terrace.  Happy New Year is declared by all!