As spring approaches preparations are under way for this years St Piran's Day, and the information for this years event has been released

Taking place in Truro on Sunday, March 5, hundreds of St Piran's flags will be hoisted aloft across Truro as procession of school children, community groups and musicians take part in the march across Truro.

The procession will take place at 11am on St George's Road in Truro, though the streets to High Cross.

But this year the Truro St Piran's Day Procession will emphasise the spiritual and ethical dimensions of Piran's life and consider how society treats the natural world and is managing its natural resources.

Bert Biscoe, from the Truro Old Cornwall Society, said: "St Piran was a person of spiritual enquiry, perhaps a mystic, certainly a pastor and a man who, through practical discovery, wit, generosity, a robust approach to authority and a humility within nature, long ago offered the cultural values which underpin our modern expression of Kernow.

"Equally, Piran was a man who, whilst acknowledging the need for rules, was prepared to stand for his principles and integrity against rulers, and to accept a degree of hardship to stay on the right side of his conscience.

"Piran respected nature, for we are as much part of it as it is of us."

The Parade will begin at 11am from St George’s Road and will pass through the streets to High Cross.

From the Cathedral Steps the Grand Bard, Merv Davey, will deliver his Spring Address, Canon Linda Barley and Bishop Chris, will briefly discuss Piran’s values and how they can inspire people.

The City of Truro Male Voice Choir will lead Trelawny, and all this will be preceded by Bec Appleby singing ‘From the Chamber to the Grave’, the song which awoke the Man Engine in the Summer of 2016.

There will also be free pasties available.