The SSPDT Golden Ticket Award is an entrepreneurship award programme during which young pipers fundraise £500 towards the purchase of their own set of bagpipes. On completing the award, the remainder of the money needed to buy the participant’s new bagpipes will be donated by the SSPDT.
At present, the award is only open to school pipers in secondary schools selected by SSPDT who are in receipt of a loaned set of bagpipes from the SSPDT Bagpipe Lending Scheme. Primary 7 pupils may occasionally be permitted to take part, but this will be at the discretion of their tutor. All participants should already have progressed from the practice chanter to the bagpipes when they begin the award.