Uniform boost for pipe band

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Councillor Jim Ingram attended a recent Peterhead and District Pipe Band practice to present two cheques totalling £2,806.81 which will go towards uniform for the band.

The Central Buchan councillor was winding up the old ‘Friends of Scotland Educational Trust’ charity which decided the money should go to an organisation which was educating children in Scottish history and heritage of the pipes and drums.

Band secretary Carol-Anne Murphy told the Buchanie: “The band would like to sincerely thank the charity for such a generous donation which will go towards the purchase of our uniforms.

“The Peterhead and District Pipe Band has also received funding from Awards For All (Creative Scotland, The Big Lottery Fund) for the amount of £10,000 towards bagpipes and drums. We have also received grants from Cash For Kids for pipes and drums for the children, The Co-operative towards uniform and instrument accessories, and the Postcode Lottery for Uniform.”

A Community Development Grant was also made by Aberdeenshire Council who bought the band polo shirts with logo, while the Mary Salmond Trust provided a gifted child with a set of bagpipes.

Carol-Anne continued: “Our thanks go to the Area Initiatives Fund of Aberdeenshire Council which has also helped fund the uniform, while NHS Grampian has helped out towards instrument accessories. And, of course, the people of Peterhead who have supported us generously through our sponsored walk and at our fundraising stalls. We would to thank everyone for their support since we formed.”

Carol-Anne Murphy

Peterhead & District Pipe Band