A WHOLE host of prizes have been picked up by Ayr Pipe Band Society in the past few weeks, with the group going from strength to strength.

They have started the season on great form.

So far the Ayr group have secured fourth place in the United Kingdom Championships in Belfast, won the local competition, held at the Low Green in Ayr and were most recently placed fifth at the European Championships in Forres.

The band were asked to play at Mauchline holy fair which was a great day and was well organised.

Pipe Major Gary Thomson is delighted with the South Ayrshire musical group's recent achievements and said: We are looking forward to further success in the coming months. We are looking to expand both the pipe and drum corps of both our grade 4 and grade 3 bands.

Anyone interested in joining the band should contact them through their website: https://ayrpipeband.wordpress.com.”