Lochalsh pipe band de­fends Scot­tish ti­tle

The Oban Times - - Districts -

LOCHALSH young­sters beat off stiff com­pe­ti­tion to se­cure a third win at the Scot­tish Schools Pipe Band Cham­pi­onships.

The Lochalsh ju­nior pipe band, made up of pupils from Plock­ton High and Auchter­tyre pri­mary schools, trav­elled to Ed­in­burgh to take part in the com­pe­ti­tion which they have won the last three years.

The band won the de­but sec­tion in 2015 and last year the novice ju­ve­nile B sec­tion which they suc­cess­fully de­fended this year.

Twenty bands from all over Scot­land took part in the grade, with two Ed­in­burgh schools tak­ing home the second and third place.

The pupils found out the re­sults on the long bus jour­ney home from Ed­in­burgh.

The band will now om­pete in the novice ju­ve­nile B sec­tion at some of the ma­jor Royal Scot­tish Pipe Band As­so­ci­a­tion cham­pi­onships this sum­mer. As well as the com­pe­ti­tions, the band have been asked to play at the MacTav­ish and Ca­manachd shinty cup fi­nals at Bught Park, In­ver­ness.

Plock­ton High School head teacher Su­san Galloway con­grat­u­lated the band and thanked par­ents for their sup­port.

Lochalsh Pipe Band were suc­cess­ful for the third year in a row.

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