Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band have been nominated for Scottish Pipe Band of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, after being crowned World Champions this summer.

The awards, organised by Scotland’s traditional culture, music and arts organisation Hands Up For Trad, is renowned for recognising and celebrating the excellence within Scotland’s thriving traditional music scene.

Past winners of the title include Inveraray and District Pipe Band, North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band and Ullapool and District Junior Pipe Band.

Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron said: “Our Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band have had a fantastic year and I’m thrilled to hear they have been nominated for such a prestigious award.

“These awards showcase the past, present and future of Scotland’s traditional music scene and I think it’s very fitting that our young people are able to be part of that celebration.

“I’d encourage everyone in Renfrewshire to get behind the band and support them by voting in the awards.”

Voting takes place online and is open until Sunday 19 November. The winners will be announced at an event in Dundee’s Caird Hall on Saturday 2 December.

Visit to vote.