SSPDT is appealing for old bagpipes and drums to be donated to give new young players a better chance in life. The Trust is helping more than 1000 children across the country to learn the pipes and drums in state schools. This includes youngsters from some of Scotland’s most deprived areas who would never have the chance to learn piping – and we need more instruments to loan to pupils and help them get started. Playing an instrument, and being part of a pipe band helps young people develop a wide range of life and employability skills as well as musicality, including teamwork, a sense of dress and discipline, confidence and social skills.
If you would like to make a donation contact SSPDT and we’ll arrange a pick up from your home. Wallace Bagpipes are making a fantastic contribution by refurbishing pipes free of charge.The Bagpipe Amnesty which ran from 1st to 14th February has resulted so far in donations of 20 bagpipes which will be a wonderful help to young players. SSDPT thanks the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who backed the Bagpipe Amnesty by providing fire stations as drop off points and Genius PPT for providing a Freephone. Please donate them to the Old Pipes for New Players appeal and help change young lives for the better.