Photo Of The Week: Pipe Bands

Music to stir the Scottish soul

Last Saturday Weka Park was alive with the sound of Scottish music.

For the 1-2 million New Zealanders who have some Scots ancestry, it is music which makes the heart beat faster.

12 bands were featuring in the annual Wellington – Hawke’s Bay Championships and there were plenty of prizes to be won.

One of the big prize winners was the Manawatu Grade 1 band, who are New Zealand’s finest and currently ranked 9th in the world. They will be competing at the World Championships on Glasgow Green in August.


The Manawatu Grade 1 Band