Whitburn Band has announced that it has reached an agreement with Exchange Communications, a Kirkintilloch-based telecommunications supplier, to sponsor the band for an initial two-year period. From November 1, the band will be known as Exchange Communications Whitburn Band. Band President David Kinross said: “Finding a sponsor was one of the key objectives we set out as part of our recent restructure. Apart from the obvious financial benefit, we are delighted to become associated with a rapidly-growing organisation at a time when we ourselves have ambitious plans to drive forward.” As part of the deal, Exchange Communications Operations Director Michael McMillan, will join Whitburn’s advisory board to assist with the development of the band’s activities. David Kinross continued: “Mike McMillan has been a real driving force in the expansion of the Exchange Communications business and we look forward to benefiting from his experience and enthusiasm. We will continue to add to our advisory team with people who have specific skills and experiences to help us achieve our goals.” A spokesperson for Exchange Communications added: “Whitburn Band is a leader in its field, having performed at many high-profile events across the UK and Europe. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of its members, it has successfully represented Scotland on an international scale and has been ranked among the finest in Scotland for many years. “Exchange Communications is also a leader in its sector and we are pleased to be able to support another organisation that shares our values and constantly strives to be the best. Through this partnership we hope to build on the band’s success and work with the team as it grows. As a Scottish company, we are proud to be associated with a group that has such a rich history and promising future.” The band’s first outing under its new title will be at the Scotland v New Zealand rugby international at Murrayfield on November 13.