Young pipers make a big noise in the media, with help of Edinburgh PR Agency

by Vickie Henry

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Concerns for future of bagpipes highlighted by successful PR campaign

31 DEC The Times PAGE 15 CROPPIPING and drumming enthusiasts have caused a stir in the media after speaking out about the threat faced by Scotland’s national instrument.

The worrying threat to the future of traditional bagpipes caught the attention of the nation’s most influential media, featuring in The Times, The Scotsman (online and print), The Press and Journal (online and print), BBC Scotland online, The Daily Record, The Sun and The Economic Voice.

The success was delivered by Scottish public relations Holyrood PR in Edinburgh, 31 DEC The Press and Journal PAGE 10 CROPwhose experts were called in by David Johnston, Convener for the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.

David is keen to get the pipes and drums into more schools across Scotland and expressed concerns over the lack of piping and drumming tuition in the country’s classrooms.

31 DEC and the committee behind ‘The Championships’ are encouraging parents to recognise the merit that comes from learning the pipes and drums in school in the hopes that more will include the instruments on their curriculum.

Craig Munro of the hugely successful Red Hot Chilli Pipers also offered up his opinion, believing that tuition in larger cities, such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, is key to encouraging other schools throughout Scotland to take on the pipes and drums.

This story also made it into popular online trade title, Piping Press. To check out the full story, check out our original media release.

This coverage was gained as part of a campaign for The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, an annual competition which aims to promote piping and drumming in Scotland’s schools.





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Vickie Henry is a part of the expert PR team at the award-winning Holyrood PR, public relations agency in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The PR agency works with businesses across Scotland.
As well as providing media relations, crisis communications, Holyrood PR also offers PR photography, affordable video for businesses, social media services and strategic content delivery for businesses.

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