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200212   Caledonian produce sign up for Boness pipe band championships in june. David Cornwallis seated with Leaha Batchelor and l-r Aidan Spence, Jayne Patterson and Yvonne spence.
200212 Caledonian produce sign up for Boness pipe band championships in june. David Cornwallis seated with Leaha Batchelor and l-r Aidan Spence, Jayne Patterson and Yvonne spence.
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THE Bo’ness Pipe Band Championships have drummed up a major event sponsor ahead of their inaugural showcase in June.

Generous local firm Caledonian Produce has marched forward with up to £10,000, meaning spectator entry will be free, making it seemingly unique on the professional circuit.

A crowd of at least 1000 could gather at Kinneil Estate on June 9 to watch up to 15 bands from across Scotland.

With a Highland dance contest featuring 100-150 soloists and the chance for budding musicians to get tips and have a go at chanters and drum pads, organisers are confident it will be well worth beating a path to.

For the full story, don’t miss your Journal and Gazette, out today, Friday, February 24.