Nurturing musical talent

The Coalburn IOR pipe band, based near Glasgow, has a long tradition of nurturing musical talent...

Coalburn IOR pipe band at the world pipe band championships, Glasgow

This is clear to see in its 'Grade 4' band, 10 of the 16 players are schoolchildren. Performing and entering competitions are essential aspects of the learning process, and this requires investment - to update instruments, buy uniforms and accessories, and help maintain the hall where the band practices.

So a recent donation from the Howdens' Carluke depot came in very handy, buying flashes for socks and pipe cords.