Originally the Kinneil Colliery band, the future
looked grim for them when the pit closed in 1983.
But a conversation that year between the NUM pit delegate
and NUPE's Ron Curran at the STUC led to NUPE taking
over the sponsorship.
UNISON carried this on when NUPE, NALGO and COHSE merged
The 28 band members come from a variety of backgrounds
including industry, the health service and students.
Scottish Championships 2007
One point and one place was all that stopped the UNISON
Kinneil Band from being first in Britain at the 1999 Boosey
& Hawkes National Brass Band Championships.
The band, who went into the finals as reigning Scottish
Champions are delighted with the second place but some observers
feel they were good enough on the day to win.
Band secretary Robert Doherty said "We are now looking
forward to a long run in the Championship section.
The competition came after seven months of area competitions
the length and breadth of the country with 16 bands (two
from each area) qualifying for the finals held last in Nottingham's
Royal Concert Hall.......................................
to book them
The band is available for concerts and events and
branches should contact:
Diane Anderson at
14 West Campbell Street,
Glasgow G2 6RX (0141 332 0006)
in the first instance.