Garnock Valley Pipes and Drums was established to give young people within the Garnock Valley cluster of schools the opportunity to learn the pipes and drums at not cost to them, ensuring inclusion of all. The tutors ‘toured’ schools in the Garnock Valley teaching young people from P5 upwards to play the pipes and drums. Prior to Covid there were over 100 young people learning the pipes and drums throughout the Garnock Valley. Due to their dedication and commitment, the band played in some major competitions in 2019 including the Worlds.

None of this would have been possible without the help and support from The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust to whom we are extremely grateful.

Ian Broughton (Chair)

Submitted by: Ian Broughton
Year of award:  2019