Pupils could win their own piper to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Members of the Scottish Power Pipe Band
Members of the Scottish Power Pipe Band

THE ScottishPower Pipe Band has launched a competition to help primary schools celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

The leading Grade 1 Pipe Band is offering schools in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth the opportunity to win one of the world renowned pipers for their own St Andrew’s Day celebrations.

To enter, primary school children simply have to do one of the following:

Create a piece of artwork to celebrate St Andrew’s Day – this could be a mural or individual drawings

Write a story about how the school is celebrating St Andrew’s Day

A number of schools from across the length and breadth of Scotland will be selected for a piper to visit their school as part of their event on November 30.

Ann Loughrey, head of corporate social responsibility at ScottishPower, said: “We are very proud of our Scottish heritage and want to play our part in helping youngsters across the country celebrate St Andrew’s Day.”

“The ScottishPower Pipe Band has played across the world at a number of key events, appearing before The Queen at Braemar, the Pope at St Peter’s in Rome and performing at the official opening of the Scottish Parliament. We hope that youngsters would enjoy having a piper to perform at their school celebrations.”

The band has achieved considerable success including being Cowal Champions, Scottish Champions, All-Ireland Champions and runners-up in the World Championships.

Pipe Major, Chris Armstrong, said: “More and more young people are keen to learn the pipes and we hope to harness this enthusiasm and help future generations learn this traditional skill.”

Contact Roanna Katz on 0141 333 9585 or e-mail Roanna.katz@bigpartnership.co.uk for details. Closing date is October 31.