Masonic Lodge donates trophy in memory of Colin

From left are, Maisondieu representative, Mike Guthrie, Kath McAndrew, and Andover school representatives.

From left are, Maisondieu representative, Mike Guthrie, Kath McAndrew, and Andover school representatives.

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Brechin’s primary schools and pipe band have recently received trophies in memory of Colin Christie, from the Lodge St Ninian’s 66.

The trophies were handed over at Maisondieu Primary School last Tuesday (September 10) by Mike Guthrie from Lodge St Ninian’s 66.

A trophy has been given to the City of Brechin Pipe band. The trophy, called the Christie Memorial Piping trophy, will be contested on Saturday, October 5 at the club’s solo piping competition, with the trophy given to the winner of the Open Horn Pipe and Jig category.

Mike commented: “Colin has always wanted to provide a trophy for the pipe band as his brother, Davey, was a piper in the Scots Guard. The trophy is in honour of them both.”

Two trophies, called the CJ Christie Memorial Scottish Poetry Competition trophy, were given to Andover and Maisondieu Primary schools to give to the winner of the Burns poetry competition held in January each year.

Mike explained: “Colin had an interest in poetry. He wrote quite a lot, so that’s where the idea for a poetry competition trophy came from.”

The Lodge held a raffle to provide the funds to purchase the trophies with.

Primary seven pupils from Maisondieu, along with head teacher Mrs Tough, accepted the trophy of behalf of the school.

Andover Primary senior pupils attended the presentation with Ms Young.

Kath McAndrew, secretary of City of Brechin Pipe Band accepted the Christie Memorial Piping trophy on behalf of the group.