Cash do­na­tion has fu­ture for pipe band's younger play­ers in the bag

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

OBAN Pipe Band has been given £2,000 by Scot­tish Sea Farms’ Heart of the Com­mu­nity Trust to buy new sheep­skin pipe bags and chanters.

The cash gift has also en­abled the 96-year- old band to equip eight new young mem­bers from Oban High School, and a fur­ther two from Ben­bec­ula and Ard­gour.

Jim Gal­lagher, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Scot­tish Sea Farms, said: ‘The pipers give the whole area some­thing to be proud of and we are de­lighted to be able to help them de­velop their dis­tinc­tive sound with new pipes and chanters, and we look for­ward to hear­ing both the mu­sic and news of fur­ther com­pet­i­tive suc­cess.’

Arthur Gil­lies, Oban Pipe Band pres­i­dent, added: ‘ We have had a lot of suc­cess in re­cent years which brings pub­lic­ity and recog­ni­tion for the Oban and Lorn area, and we are all re­ally look­ing for­ward to this sum­mer.’

The band put their new pipe bags and chanters to good use at the re­cent Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships at For­res.

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