Hyslop Praises Bathgate and Boghall Caledonia Pipers in Scottish Parliament
Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has praised Bathgate and Boghall Caledonia Pipe Band for their community approach to piping during Portfolio Questions in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber. She also took the opportunity to promote the British Pipe Band Championships taking place in Bathgate on May 31st.
Speaking as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona said;
“The Scottish Government supports the traditional music sector through Creative Scotland, which disburses nearly £2 million each year to organisations that directly form part of the sector.
“We need to ensure that piping and piping tuition are more widely accessible. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band, one of Scotland’s premier pipe bands, is in my constituency. It has an excellent relationship with young people from all schools.
“We need that community approach to piping and the dedication of the members of staff not only at the College of Piping but at the National Piping Centre to pass piping on.
“I have attended the world pipe band championships in the past number of years and I look forward to welcoming the British pipe band championships again to Bathgate in my constituency.”