The 10 most-read pipes|drums stories of 2017

Published: December 22, 2017
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Poaching and tampering

Our five-page look at the current state of pipe band recruitment was our second-most-read story of the year, indicating that the issue is one for the times. As bands compete not only for quality but for sheer numbers, recruitment practices are becoming increasingly assertive and even aggressive. Our analysis brought in a huge number of readers.

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