Before the onset of current restrictions, Coupar Angus Pipe Band had a very successful recruiting drive aimed at players of all levels. The outcome enabled us to plan on presenting two bands for the 2020 season, one in Grade 4 and the other in Novice Juvenile. A lot of training would be required, assisted significantly by the generous grant from the Trust.

Despite the frustrations of lockdown, the task has continued through 2020, mainly concentrating on the youngsters. Much of the piping instruction was organised internally, with the remainder and virtually all the drumming being conducted by external resources, funded by the Trust

Through the internet, the process continues into 2021. I am sure that all bands are experiencing the problems associated with non-contact training. However, we seek to continue the momentum until circumstances imrove.

Submitted by: Sandy Duthie
Year of award:  2020