Biggar’s Hands Up For Trad cheers bank’s cheque

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A Biggar-based charity is celebrating after being awarded more than £6,000 from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Hands Up For Trad has been awarded a £6,275 RBS CommunityForce award, thanks to an enthusiastic voting campaign by local residents. The charity provides a week-long residential music course, held at Wiston Lodge each July, where young people, from the ages of 12 to 18, can immerse themselves in Scotland’s rich traditional music culture.

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.