Oban and Lorn Lions Club raise £500 for Oban High School Pipe Band

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Oban and Lorn Lions Club handed over a £500 cheque to the Oban High School Pipe Band last Thursday night at McCaig’s Tower.

Throughout the summer months, the band regularly host practice sessions at the tower, while the rotary raise money through donations and a fundraising stall.

Nan Johnstone of Oban High School Pipe Band said: ‘The band relies on the public’s generosity. We have now got more than 40 competing  at the five major competitions this year, and a new band is starting that will go to a couple themselves.

‘This means we will have 64 competitors going to competitions that will have to be bused and kitted out.

‘We keep our costing at a minimum, so anyone who wants to play is not cost prohibited; so it’s open to all. But the more there are, the harder it is.’