On behalf of Uddingston Strathclyde Pipe Band (USPB), I would like to thank the Trust for their recent contribution to our progress this year.

With the help of the fund, we have seen the playing level of the band progress remarkably and we can be fairly confident that we will complete the competing season with a mid-table position. While it may not sound much, this is a vast improvement on where the band has been over the last 20 yrs or so.

This funding has allowed the continuation of our tuition for beginner pipers and drummers. Much pleasure has been generated in a wide range of ages and experiences. It has generated a degree of financial flexibility, allowing the drums to have a long overdue upgrade and that has permitted the organisation to attend contests at the likes of Northern Ireland and Inverness feasible.

Best wishes,
P/m Ian MacGregor

USPB playing

Year of award:  2019