AN eight-week countdown is now on for musicians wishing to compete in this year’s ‘Piping Hot Forres’ European Pipe Band Championships.
The event will be held in Forres for the second consecutive year in 2014, and entry forms are now available on the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association website.
Also marking the two-month countdown is an appeal by event organisers for help on the day. Anyone interested is invited to attend a public meeting in Forres next Monday (March 17).
The meeting will be held at 7pm in the Tolbooth in Forres.
More information is available from the website www.pipinghotforres.com
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