Peterhead musicians in tune after cash boost from Cooperative

Peterhead and District Pipe Band has been awarded £2,000 from The Co-operative’s Community Fund, towards the cost of pipes and polo shirts.

The Community Fund, first established 15 years ago, is created by members of The Co-operative Group who elect to donate all, or part, of their twice-yearly dividend payments directly to the scheme.

Carol-Anne Murphy, of the Peterhead and District Pipe Band, said: “We are thrilled with the generous grant we have received from The Co-operative, which will help us provide instruments for our members and for those who want to learn.”

Stephen Kelly, The Co-operative’s membership officer for Grampian, said: “There is over £300,000 available each year from the Community Fund, and we welcome applications from local groups and projects for £100 to £2,000.”

Community Fund application forms are available online at or by phoning 0844 262 4001.

Awards are allocated by local Co-operative members’ committees, based on a set of values and principles such as social responsibility and caring for others.