Youngsters Shine at First Ever Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

by Aimee Lawrence

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

 

Sgoil Lionacleit collecting their prize from Michael RussellPiping event success for PR Scotland.

The first ever Scottish School’s Pipe Band Championship was held today in Broughton High School in Edinburgh and with a turnout of over 400 people, it has proven to be a great success.

45 bands from 39 schools around Scotland competed in what was many of the youngsters first time performing publically.

As reported in the Island News & Advertiser, Sgoil Lionacleit’s Pipe Band were one of the victors in the competition, taking first prize in the debut category and they also bring their £500 winnings home to Uist.

There were a total of five categories to compete in and the prizes were presented by Cabinet secretary for Education and Lifelong learning, Michael Russell.

Mr Russell, said: “I am delighted that the first ever Scottish School’s Pipe Band Championships has gone so well and that so many young pipers have come from across the country to perform.

Hours of practice and concentration was put into preparations for the big day which lead it to be such a success.

The full coverage can be read on the Island News & Advertiser website and was secured on behalf of Scottish School’s Pipe Bands Championships thanks to Holyrood Partnership.

 

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