Drumming up support for pipe band showcase in Bo’ness

260512 Boness pipe band competition pre pub pics.
260512 Boness pipe band competition pre pub pics.

PIPERS, drummers and Highland dancers will be showcasing their talents at the first Bo’ness championships, being held at Kinneil Estate this Saturday, June 9.

Thanks to event sponsorship by local food giant Caledonian Produce, it will not cost a penny for members of the public to attend and soak up the sights and sounds.

The event runs from 10am to 6pm. The Highland dance competition take centre stage from 10am, and organisers hope there will be around 100 entrants.

From noon all eyes will be on the pipe bands, with musicians from the likes of Edinburgh, Stirling, Glenrothes and Camelon performing against the town’s very own Bo’ness Pipe Band.

There will also be bouncy castles, a bungee jump, and face painting (with small donations going to Bo’ness Pipe Band), plus fire engines and a volcano demonstration.

In the mentoring tent try out the chanter and drum pads, visit nearly 40 stalls and stay fed and watered thanks to a bar and charity barbecues (supplied by Caledonian Produce).

Mandy Williamson, of Bo’ness Pipe Band committee, said: “Come along to a fun-filled family day, with loads of entertainment, sponsored by the good people of the community.”

In addition to major backers Caledonian Produce, she thanked several local firms for their generosity in sponsoring trophies, advertising in the programme, and donating raffle prizes.

Dave Cornwallis of Caledonian Produce encouraged locals to go to Kinneil Estate and show their support.