Auction for Gandy Development fund starts March 1st
Everything from a 1965 World Championship medal received from the legendary Pipe-Major Robert Hardie of Muirhead & Sons, to an autobiography autographed by the late John Wilson of Edinburgh and Toronto, to a created and signed by the famed former Shotts Pipe-Major Robert Mathieson and much more will go up for auction on March 1st, with all proceeds going to the Bruce Gandy Bagpipe Development Society, the charitable arm of the famous piper’s professional piping business of lessons, workshops, composing and other aspects of the art.
The auction currently features more than 30 items in various categories, each with a minimum starting bid, with PayPal and all major credit cards accepted.
The Bruce Gandy Bagpipe Development Society “promotes and enhances bagpipe music through educational funding and partnership,” with goals including the development of youth programs supporting Highland bagpiping locally, nationally, and internationally and educational scholarships and bursaries for bagpipe students to use for private lessons, workshops, and piping schools, and travel to major events.
The spring fundraiser auction runs from March 1 until a week or longer, depending on the item, and all items have been donated by various people. Monetary donations to the Bruce Gandy Bagpipe Development Society are also accepted. The BGBDS is part of the Bruce Gandy Foundation.
Gandy said that pipers, drummers and enthusiasts who are interested in contributing related items are encouraged to contact him via his website.