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Award-winning schools pipe band to perform in Dornoch to raise funds for Historylinks museum


By Niall Harkiss

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The Gordonstoun Pipe Band officially opening Gordonstoun Junior Highland Games in 2023. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
The Gordonstoun Pipe Band officially opening Gordonstoun Junior Highland Games in 2023. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

An acclaimed schools pipe band from Moray are set to visit Dornoch this week in a bid to raise funds for its local museum.

Members of the public are being invited to enjoy an afternoon performance from Gordonstoun School Pipe Band on the Cathedral Green this Friday as part of drive to raise funds towards an extension being made to Historylinks Museum.

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The mid-summer parade is scheduled to take place from 4.30pm to 5pm.

Heritage member, Martin Treacher, director of music at Skibo Castle, organised the visit in celebration of the village’s Historylinks Heritage Hub, as it nears completion.

A look at the soon to be complete Historylinks Heritage Hub.
A look at the soon to be complete Historylinks Heritage Hub.

The £560,000 project to extend the Historylinks Museum is being led by Dornoch Heritage SCIO, the community group that operates the attraction.

The extended facility will provide more exhibition space and help accommodate the growing number of visitors, as well as providing additional office and storage space and new toilets.

Lynne Mahoney, curator at Historylinks Museum said: “We are delighted to say that they will be donating any money collected to Historylinks.

“It is sure to be a wonderful afternoon, and we hope that you will join us to enjoy the music.”

King Charles III recently awarded Gordonstoun School Pipe Band special commemorative medals for playing the pipes during the Coronation celebrations in July.

Last year, during the annual Braemar Gathering, the monarch also awarded the school the Championship Shield after they were judged the best pipe band.

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