Turn­ing up the sound of Scot­land

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The big­gest free bag­pipe loan scheme in the world is be­ing set up by the Scot­tish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust. The in­stru­ments are be­ing loaned out for up to three years at a time to help boost the num­ber of young­sters tak­ing up Scot­land’s na­tional in­stru­ment. Al­ready over 160 sets cost­ing about £700 each are be­ing played by pupils in schools from Orkney to the Bor­ders – even­tu­ally 500 bag­pipes will be avail­able for loan at a to­tal cost of over £350,000. Schools and coun­cils can ap­ply through the SSPDT web­site. See

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