Four outstanding bandspeople have been honoured by the Scottish Brass Band Association in recognition of their dedicated long service to the movement.
Life Membership awards to Christine Calvert, Nicole Weatherstone and Jacqueline Elliot were made at a recent concert by Langholm Town Band, whilst the same honour was presented to Kath Martin at an event by Kilmarnock Concert Brass.
40 years plus
Christine is Langholm's long serving flugel player and band secretary, whilst Nicole is principal cornet and Jacqueline plays solo euphonium. All have notched up over 40 years of service since joining together in 1979.
Christine event met her future husband at the band, whilst her children now also play in the band. She is also the contest secretary for the Scottish Borders Brass Band Association.
Sisters Nicole and Jacqueline have played cornet and euphonium throughout their time with the band. Both have served as active committee members for over 20 years and Nicole's daughter Caitlin is also in the band.
50 years plus
A joint concert by Kilmarnock Concert Brass and the cooperation band in Kilmarnock was the setting for Kath's presentation made by SBBA secretary Tom Allan.
Kath is celebrating over 50 years in banding, having joined the Rochdale Metropolitan Youth Band in 1971. Subsequent enjoyable spells with various bands followed before she moved up to Scotland to play with Dunaskin Doon and Dumfries Town before joining Kilmarnock Concert Brass in 2018 where she has played cornet, horn and now baritone.