A CHOIR based in Helensburgh has had to say a “sad” goodbye to their “lovely” pianist as she steps down from the role.

The West of Scotland Military Wives Choir has bid a fond farewell to their pianist over the last year, Moira, who has left the group to give more time to her other music projects.

The choir are now looking for a new pianist to accompany them and have put out a public appeal to find someone new.

Speaking on social media, a group spokesperson said: “Unfortunately our lovely pianist, Moira, has decided to take a step back from our choir to be able to focus on her other music groups.

“Moira we will be sad to see you go but we have loved having you as part of our choir over the last year.

“Unfortunately this means we need to recruit a new pianist to join us!

“If you know of someone that would fit our choir, or perhaps you would be the perfect person? Then we would love to hear from you!”

The group are looking for an experienced pianist who can inspire the choir and bring them together.

Applicants must also be available on Mondays between 6.45pm and 8.45pm as this is when the choir rehearses.

The choir holds rehearsals in the town's Drumfork Community Centre and provides a space for women with a military connection to make friends and sing together - with no auditions and no musical knowledge required.

They celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Military Wives Choirs just last December at a concert in Edinburgh.

Anyone who is interested in the role should email westofscotland@militarywiveschoirs.org with a CV and cover letter which should come to no more than two sides of A4 paper.

Pianists have until midnight on Monday, August 7 to submit their applications.