Scottish Media Tune Into World’s Largest Pipe Band Competition
Friday, March 13th, 2015
on behalf of Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships
Award winning Edinburgh PR Agency Proves the Versatility of the Pipes and Drums at World’s Largest School Piping Competition
On the 8th of March more than 400 pupils from over 100 schools across Scotland flocked to Edinburgh’s Broughton High School and Fettes College to take part in the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.
With the competition now in its third year, the committee behind The Championships hope that it will encourage more Scottish schools to include piping and drumming tuition on the school curriculum.
Armed with 7 different categories, the innovative ‘freestyle’ category seemed to be the most popular as competition organisers had to cap entries due to time restraints on the day.
The freestyle category allows bands to play a song of their choice alongside other musical instruments. This year the freestyle category saw bands playing everything from traditional songs such as Slan Leat to modern music such as Coldplay.
Thanks to our award-winning PR agency Holyrood PR, we managed to help spread the word of the competition’s success in some of Scotland’s largest newspapers.
This story was picked up also by the Press and Journal which has a circulation of 60,292 and a readership of 158,003.
Other categories in the competition included the likes of the Juvenile, Novice Juvenile, Debut, Junior A and B and the Quartets.
Holyrood PR has been working with The Championships over the last few years to share their success stories with national and local press.
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Private: Vickie Henry
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