Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Lucy has been piping for about eight years now.

Her grandpa started her off with her first “chanter” when she was about 2 years old and was amazed that she could actually get a sound from it!!!!

She joined Kinross and District Pipe Band and played a bit with her chanter then progressed on to the pipes and at that time she entered the “Chanter” competition at “Perform in Perth” and won 1st place. That set the ball rolling!!!!

Lucy then moved on to join Vale of Atholl Pipe Band and during her time with “the Vale” she performed with the band and had success at various solo competitions. She has played solos throughout the district including “Festival of the Arts” in Perth St John’s Church and on 11 Nov 2018 she played “in the dark” at our War memorial at 6.00am to commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War 1.

Lucy has now progressed to be a member of Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band and is being kept busy with them entering the various major competitions at Grade 3B level and so far this year they have been successful bringing home some trophy shields and silverware. Let’s hope their success continues for the remaining major championships of this year ( including “The Worlds”)

Apart from practicing and playing with the band Lucy has been kept busy. Recently The Federation of Perth & Kinross SWI were delighted to have her play at the door to welcome guests and members to their 100th birthday celebration at Crieff.

Some of you may also have heard her play outside Abernethy Primary when she had been asked to pipe the P7 class out from school on their last day. She also has 2 weddings to play at in the near future and another planned for February next year and so the list goes on!

A busy young lady, well done Lucy in all you have achieved with your piping, we wish you even more success in the future.

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