BBA prepares for pipe band event

Left to right - Claire and Martin Page with Nikki Gray
Left to right - Claire and Martin Page with Nikki Gray

Banchory Business Association (BBA) is gearing up for a major event in the local calendar.

The annual North of Scotland Pipe Band Championships will be held on Sunday, May 13. at King George V Park.

Many bands will head to the town for the popular event, which includes trade stalls, food stands and plenty of Scottish gift ideas.

BBA is looking for volunteers from its members list to join in and share the workload required to organise such a prestigious event.

The championships provide a major boost for the local economy with visitors come from far and wide to stay for the weekend.

Organisers say there is still room for more trade stands. For more information, contact David Ritchie on

Meanwhile, BBA welcomed guest speaker, Nikki Gray, of local company The Life Casting Studio. to its March meeting.

She creates castings of newborn baby feet and hands, couples’ hands joined and family sets.

Local members Claire and Martin Page volunteered to create a Mr and Mrs hand casting.