September 30, 2006

Lottery bells ring for Inveraray & District

The Novice-Juvenile Inveraray & District Pipe Band, led and taught by world famous soloist Stuart Liddell, has won first place in the National Lottery Awards for Scotland. The award finals were televised nationally, and the band had been a finalist with other Scottish organizations.

Inveraray & District now goes on to the United Kingdom final on September 23, where it will vie for the top prize against winners from the other UK countries.

Inveraray & District was started only recently from scratch, mainly by Liddell. The Argyllshire band had received £17,000 in National Lottery funding to purchase instruments and uniforms.

There are no monetary prizes for winners of the National Lottery Awards, only publicity and a trophy. Organizations that received lottery grant money are eligible for the awards. Winners are determined by a call-in voting process. More information on voting can be found at the National Lottery’s website.

Stuart Liddell is also a member of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.


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