Time is running out to vote for Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band in this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

The band have been nominated for the Scottish Pipe Band of the Year title after being crowned world champions this summer.

Voting takes place online and close this Sunday, November 19.

The winners will be announced at an event at Dundee’s Caird Hall on Saturday, December 2.

Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron told the Gazette: “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.”

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

Past winners of the title, which the schools band is in the running for, include Inveraray and District Pipe Band, North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band and Ullapool and District Junior Pipe Band.

“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,” added the Provost.

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

To vote click HERE