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Lewis Pipe Band will be hoping the sun shines on them again for their last competition of the season – the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on August 16 and 17 – after a weather washout at the European Championships in Inverness contributed to disappointing results.
The band were a highlight at the recent Lewis Carnival, where they led the parade accompanied by youngsters from the Lewis and Harris Youth Band and visiting pipers from the St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band in Tasmania.
It was an opportunity for an enjoyable public practice ahead of the excitement next weekend at Glasgow Green.
Lewis Pipe Band attend only two championships each year due to the high costs involved but are being sponsored for the third year by community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust, which has donated £1,000 towards the costs of travel and accommodation.