The East Lothian Pipes and Drums Trust


The East Lothian Pipes and Drums Trust (ELPDT) was set up in 2007 to give young people in East Lothian the opportunity to learn the Great Highland Bagpipe and the accompanying Pipe Band Drums.

They offer free lessons to youngsters in a number of primary and secondary schools in East Lothian, and their team of tutors also visit most of the county’s community pipe bands to support their teaching of the players of tomorrow.

On Saturday 14th April, Pipe Major Chris Armstrong and members of ScottishPower Pipe Band travelled through to Edinburgh to assist with instruction for pupils of the trust. They covered all aspects of piping and drumming during an all day workshop that had been specially organised for ScottishPower Pipe Band to attend. On the Sunday after, the kids had the opportunity to come through to Glasgow and attend a ScottishPower Pipe Band practice at Cathcart, to hear from themselves what the instructors of the trust are trying to achieve.

Pictured above are the pupils from The East Lothian Pipes and Drums Trust with the band.

ScottishPower Pipe band would like to thank everyone at the trust for the opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile venture and hope that the kids enjoyed both days. In particular, thanks must go to Lee Moore (Piping Instructor) and Simon Grant (Drumming Instructor) who helped to organise the workshop.

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