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Royal Burgh Annan Pipe Band

Pictured left to right: Amy Ritchie, member of the Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band and Alan Somerville – CHA


Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Amy Ritchie of the Royal Burgh Annan Pipe Band.

They are a group of musicians, aged 16 – 60 years, who come together through their love for traditional Scottish pipe band music, which include bagpipers, snare drummers, tenor drummers and bass drummers. Members of the band include many Annan locals, whilst also accommodating travelling players from further afield.

As part of the 2023 band season, the band are travelling to various parts of the country as well as Northern Ireland to take part in competitions with the aim of attaining major championship titles. Just recently, the band have been crowned 2023 Scottish Champions, World Champions and Champions of Champions in Grade 2 at the World Pipe Band Championships. Cunninghame Housing Association are pleased to help support the cost of travel to various locations such as Glasgow and Aberdeen to take part in these competitions.

The funding came from the “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund”. It runs throughout the year (1st April 2021 to 31st March) until the funding is exhausted.

We are delighted to be able to provide financial support to the Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band, assisting with travel costs to allow them to take part in major championships recognising the hard work and commitment of each and every member.”

Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA

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