Stornoway, the principal town of the Island of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland, is home of the Lewis Pipe Band. The Band parade in the town centre every Saturday evening from the end of May till the end of August, weather permitting!
The Lewis Pipe Band currently competes in Grade 3A having been promoted in 2015, after achieving 2nd place at both the World and European Championships. The year 2016 will also see the Band compete at 3 Major Championships.
As well as competing, the Band plays at a variety of events and gala days throughout the Western Isles, including agricultural shows, the Hebridean Celtic Festival, Lewis Carnival, the Fireworks Display at New Year and many other events throughout the island.
The Band is purely a voluntary body, and a registered charity, the Members receive no payment for their services, and is totally dependent on public support for its continued existence.
Scottish Charity number SC022972.