The 15th annual Allanton Peace Festival was blessed with perfect weather and welcomed over 400 participants who enjoyed the peace programs throughout the day which focused on the theme, “Natural Scotland”. The day started with the Thornhill Pipe Band making a call to peace followed by Highland dancers who added to the festive Scottish spirit. Booths filled with peace goods lined the tents along with activity booths for children and adults alike. Aikido practitioners demonstrated their art and guests were invited to sit and experience the art of Japanese tea ceremony. The Forest School attracted many a young enthusiasts who learned the art of fire making. Throughout the day countless young musicians entertained the crowd with joyful music. The program ended with the World Peace Flag Ceremony which created a feeling of Oneness as participants gathered under the tent to send prayers for peace to prevail in each and every world nation and all the other regions of the world.