Fi­nal sum­mer show then the prizes

The Oban Times - - News -

LOCHABER schools pipe band played its fi­nal high street show of the sea­son ahead of an awards pre­sen­ta­tion.

The band plays through­out the sum­mer sea­son on the High Street of Fort Wil­liam to the public and Fri­day was its last of 2015.

The band also car­ried out its an­nual award cer­e­mony in the town.

Piper Sean Mac­Don­ald re­ceived the June Standen Me­mo­rial Shield, which is a pres­ti­gious award pre­sented only to the best­turned- out piper or drum­mer of the sea­son.

Broth­ers Ewen and Iain MacQueen re­ceived spe­cial prizes from Jim Suther­land, head teacher of Lochaber high school, and in­struc­tor Mar­garet MacMaster, be­cause they have both reached the age to leave the band.

Ewen is the most se­nior piper with the band. He joined as a pri­mary school pupil and has been per­form­ing with the band for seven years. Ewen will leave to be­gin work as an ap­pren­tice me­chanic. Iain has been drum­ming with the band for five years and will leave Fort Wil­liam to study maths at Glas­gow Univer­sity.

WIN­NERS: mem­bers of Lochaber schools pipe band re­ceived awards at the fi­nal show

on Fort Wil­liam High Street on Fri­day

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