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2020 Cook Scholarships announced

Three recipients have been named for the 2020 Peter Cook Piping Scholarship awarded annually through a bequest from Peter’s estate and administered jointly by Pipe Bands Australia and the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association.

This year’s recipients were selected from applicants across Australia.

They are:

  • Abby Dalziel (Scots PGC Warwick) to assist with continued learning through tuition, workshops and performance. Awarded $500

  • Gaynor Spriggs (Tasmania Police) to assist with continued learning through tuition, workshops and performancfe. Awarded $500

  • Abbas Manchadi (Emmanuel College Highlanders) to assist with solo performance development and

continued learning. Awarded $300

Peter Cook was long-time secretary of Pipe Bands Victoria and VHPBA until his tragic death in a road accident.

PBA and VHPBA appreciates the generous bequest through the Cook family.

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