Pupils have bags of fun as pipers blow in

Bantaskine Primary School welcomes some piping visitors
Bantaskine Primary School welcomes some piping visitors

Youngsters at Falkirk’s Bantaskin Primary School were impressed by the musicians who blew in to see them this week.

Eight members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland visited the school on Monday as part of the Bag to School tour and set up two workshops for pupils to allow them to get some hands on piping experience and also let them have a bash on the drums.

The young musicians also chatted about playing the pipes in front of crowds and about the upcoming World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. Running from August 10 to 16 August, the annual competition draws 50,000 visitors to the city and over 8000 musicians who perform at 200 events.

Ian Embelton, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association chief executive, said: “The World Pipe Band Championships have always been a terrific mix of passionate competition and family fun. It’s a unique event and a terrific platform to celebrate the vast pipe band talent from across the world.

“We can’t wait to welcome music lovers and families back to the city to enjoy the sheer hard work all our participants go through to clinch the ultimate prize in pipe band music.”

Visit www.peoplemakeglasgow.com/piping for more.