Haddington Pipe Band wins award for best Scottish event

Published: September 30, 2009
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The non-competing Haddington Pipe Band won the award for “Best Medium Event in Scotland” in 2009 at a major ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on September 11th after being nominated in two categories in the annual Scottish Event Awards. The band also received a commendation in the Best Traditional Event category.
 
Both of the nominations were for the band’s creation and organization of the Pipe Idol and Massed Band Parades in March and April of 2009, which resulted in an official pipe-tune composed and named for the East Lothian area.
 
“This was a fantastic team effort involving the band, the community councils, East Lothian Council, sponsors, other bands in the county and many others who contributed to a great event,” said Pipe-Major David Leckie. “We are absolutely amazed to have won this award and thank everyone who has helped us along the way.”
 
The awards gala was attended by the Provost of East Lothian, Sheena Richardson. Other winners included Celtic Connections, the Glasgow Film Festival and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
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