Decision details


Decision Maker: Argyll and Bute Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council gave consideration to the following Notice of Motion under Standing Order 13 that had been submitted by Councillor Tommy MacPherson, and seconded by Councillor Amanda Hampsey –


Campbeltown Brass - one of the most isolated bands in the country - are now the British National Champions, having become Scottish Champions earlier this year. These are incredible achievements for a band where the majority of its musicians are in primary or secondary education, and who, on top of the demands of practice, must also travel for very many hours each time they take part in a competition.

The band are well known across the Kintyre community and further afield. They are very active locally, playing at local functions as well as hosting their own events. They also play at events around Argyll and Bute and have even played for international crowds at a number of Six Nations rugby tournaments. Some of their members are involved in the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, spreading the word about Argyll’s musical talent to a much wider audience.

Despite their championship status, Campbeltown Brass see themselves first and foremost as a band for the community - a community which is delighted to have champions in its midst.

In light of the very considerable achievements and success of Campbeltown Brass, the Council:

1)    Congratulates Campbeltown Brass on their latest successes and for securing national champion status.

2)    Acknowledges the dedication, commitment and talent of everyone involved with Campbeltown Brass, including the musicians themselves, their instructors and conductors, the families and friends of the band who volunteer their time and resources to support their endeavours, and the local community who provide such tremendous encouragement and support.

3)    Notes that the Provost will send a letter of congratulations to Campbeltown Brass in recognition of their very considerable successes over the course of 2022.




The Council agreed the terms of the Motion.


(Reference:  Notice of Motion under Standing Order 13 by Councillor Tommy MacPherson, seconded by Councillor Amanda Hampsey, submitted)

Publication date: 25/11/2022

Date of decision: 24/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Argyll and Bute Council