Pipe band gets cash boost

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BUCHAN’S newest pipe band for received a welcome cash boost after local businesses showed their support.

Peterhead and District Pipe Band received generous donations from Peterhead Port Authority and Shell which will be put towards buying practice equipment and instruments.

Peterhead Academy pupil Patrick Henderson welcomed benefactors to a special presentation at New Pitsligo Public Hall last week.

Band secretary Carol-Anne Murphy said: “We have received Shell small grants funding with the help of Dawn Brodie, the Development Officer at Buchan Development Partnership.

“We also got £150 from Peterhead Port Authority. We’d like to thank them both very much, we really appreciate their donation.”