New Bell Ringing Records set to mark the 86th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee .
On Saturday 21st April 2012, Inveraray Bell Tower hosted a record breaking peal attempt on its heavy ring of 10 bells. A band of ringers drawn from the Ancient Society of College Youths successfully rang a record peal of 10,060 changes of Stedman Caters in 7 hours and 13 minutes. It was a specially commissioned composition which involved ten individuals ringing one bell each continuously for the full 7 hours and 13 minutes.
Although similar record peals have been rung before, usually in England, this was the first attempt in Scotland. And one has never been rung on a set of ten bells as heavy as Inveraray, which are the second heaviest peal of 10 bells in the world with the heaviest bell weighing 2.112kg (apx. 2 tonnes).
Thanks to Cationa Beel for this piece.
Additional information about the bells can be found at www.inveraraybelltower.co.uk