Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band is on a mission to attend the UK Championships in Belfast next year.

Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band started competing in 2015, going on to win the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championship in Edinburgh for the past 3 years in the Novice Juvenile B section, take a first in the British Championships, second in the European Championships and first place at the World Pipe Band Championship in Glasgow.

The Band are at the early stages of organising the trip to the UK Championships, held on June 16 2018.  The event is one of the five RSPBA major championships held each year.

Treasurer, Janice Nixon, told The Skye Times: "Our success has encouraged us to enter more competitions next year, so we are hoping to attend the UK Championships in Belfast. There is a considerable cost attached to competing at this level given the distances involved, accommodation & travel etc.

"We currently fund all our activity and equipment from local fund-raising efforts. With the publics support we hope to reach our target of £8000 which will allow us to realise our ambition of competing at the UK championships in Belfast."

The Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band's Just Giving page can be found here

Upcoming band appearances are below:

Sat 16th Sept – Playing at Bikers Rally, Kyleakin

Sat 23rd Sept – Playing in Inverinate

Sat 30th Sept – Playing at Camanachd Cup Final, Inverness

Fri 10th Nov – Race night in Plockton Hotel Fundraiser

Sun 12th Nov – Remembrance Day Parade, Balmacara

Fri 1st Dec – Pipe Band Concert in Kyle Hall

Sat 2nd Dec - Plockton School Fayre