The Argyllshire Gathering Trust is now ‘live’. There will be events later in the year to formally launch and promote the work of the new Trust.
The Argyllshire Gathering Trust (AGT) was founded in early 2021 as a successor organisation to our previous charity The Argyll Piping Trust, set up in 1979. It seeks to advance the education of the public in the art of Highland bagpipes, Scottish dancing, folk music and Scottish heritage and to advance Scottish heritage and culture through organising Highland games and other relevant events.
The current focus of AGT is to sponsor the annual Oban Games and its world class piping competitions and to fund, in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council, piping tuition in Primary Schools across Argyll. Over time AGT has an ambition to broaden further these activities across both existing and other areas of Scottish heritage and culture.