Calling for Volunteers for Piping At Forres 2016

Photograph Joanna TaylorDo you want to join an award winning team? Piping at Forres are sounding the drum for volunteers for this year’s Piping At Forres competition to be held on Saturday 25 June 2016 in Grant Park. Volunteers are key to the success of the event and the organisers are asking as many people as possible to volunteer to help.

Jacqui Hassan and her daughter Katyi, who have volunteered for the last 2 years, said “I really enjoyed being part of the team of volunteers last year and look forward to volunteering again on 25 June.” Jacqui added “Katyi and I got a lot out of helping, the whole experience was awesome”.
There are jobs that suit all abilities, before, during and after the event. During the event volunteers are asked to work in teams interacting with the visitors, selling programmes and helping keep Grant Park looking its best. Help in setting up and taking down the event, for example welcoming the 100+ stallholders, moving lightweight crowd barriers and banners on the Friday and Sunday morning is also requested.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Sandra MacIver, who co-ordinates the volunteers. Sandra can be contacted by email at or by leaving a message on 07817 106 662. Sandra asked that “If those who are interested in volunteering could kindly contact me before 12th June that would help us in our final planning. Briefing will be given before the event.”
The role of the community in the event was formally recognised when in 2015 the event won the Moray Speyside Community Tourism award. It was also a finalist and given a Judges’ Special Commendation in the 2015 Highland and Islands Tourism Awards.