The Oban Times - - Districts -

COMHAIRLE nan Eilean Siar Con­vener Nor­man MacDon­ald has con­grat­u­lated Lewis Pipe Band after it se­cured top prize in the grade 3A event at the pres­ti­gious Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships held in For­res on Satur­day June 25.

Mr MacDon­ald said: ‘On be­half of the Comhairle I would like to con­grat­u­late The Lewis Pipe Band on what is an amaz­ing achieve­ment. This was the band’s first ap­pear­ance at grade 3A level so to win it at the first time of ask­ing is par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive, beat­ing nine other pipe bands in the process.

‘Those who rep­re­sent our is­lands in na­tional com­pe­ti­tions con­tinue to show that through real com­mit­ment, de­sire, and no short­age of skill, that they can match the best.

‘ Well done to all con­cerned.’

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