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Entries are now open for the City of Brechin Pipe Band's annual solo piping competition for pipers and drummers aged 18 and under.

The competition this year takes place on Saturday, September 30 at Craigie High School, Dundee. Entry forms:

COBPB Solos Comp - Piping Entry2017 COBPB Solos Comp - Drumming Entry 2017


Elsewhere, entries are also now open for this year's Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band annual junior solo competition which will take place at Calderhead High School, Shotts on November 18.

Colin MacLellan, the College of Piping's Director of Piping, said: "This competition was first held in 2014 but it has quickly – and firmly – established itself. With the competition taking place mere weeks after the College of Piping's Autumn School, I would encourage any youngsters intending to compete to enrol on the school with a view to helping them prepare for the competition."

Entry forms HERE. Entries close on 30th October.



Entries for SPA Juvenile Contest, September 9

Entries close next Monday (4th) for the Scottish Pipers' Association's (SPA) Annual Juvenile Contest. The competition itself takes place the following Saturday, the 9th, at the College of Piping, Glasgow. A chanter category has been added for the first time. An entry form can be download by clicking the graphic, right or by clicking: Annual Juvenile…
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Robert Burns 18th Annual Piping Competition

Robert Burns 18th Annual Piping Competition, Saturday 2nd September 2017, Locharbriggs Primary School, Dumfries, DG1 1UW, 10 a.m. PROMPT

The entry cost will be £4.00 per class payable with return of entry.

Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to “South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy”.

Closing date for entries: 31st August 2017: NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED IN HALL

All Entries should be sent to: 

Ms Fiona Morton
13 Garden Hill Drive
Castle Douglas


Entry Form: Robert Burns 2017 Piping Application Form

This event is supported by ~ South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy

Win tickets to the Argyll Gathering

The College of Piping has teamed up with the Argyll Gathering, a new traditional festival which takes place in Helensburgh on August 19-20, to give away a pair of weekend tickets. The line-up includes among others, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Mànran, Daimh, Treacherous Orchestra, the Jarlath Henderson Band plus RossAinslie and Ali Hutton.  As…
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Entry open for SPA Juvenile contest

In addition to the usual categories, this year's annual Scottish Pipers' Association Juvenile contest will feature chanter competitions. This is in order to stimulate interest in the younger learners.

The competition will be held at the College of Piping on September 9.

Download the entry form: Annual Juvenile Piping Contest Entry Form 2017.

Entries are now being accepted for this year's Iain Dall MacKay Young Pipers Festival. The competition takes place on Saturday, 23th September in Gairloch High School.

The memorial to Iain Dall MacKay which is located in the Flowerdale Glen, Gairloch.

Organiser, Ian Blake, said: "We have been running this competition for many years now with the main purpose being to encourage young pipers – under 18 years of age – to participate in friendly and relaxing competitions in memory of the celebrated Blind Piper of Gairloch.

"Iain Dall MacAoidh (1656-1754) was piper to MacKenzie of Gairloch and was blind from the age of seven as the result of smallpox. He composed some of the finest pibroch we have, of which about a dozen are still extant. He was also a fine poet."

There are eight classes: 

 Competition 1 – Primary pupil, March on practice chanter

Competition 2  – Secondary pupils, March on practice chanter

Competition 3 –Novice March on pipes, pupils playing pipes for less than 1 year        

Competition 4 – Under 15 years, Piobaireachd (Iain Dall Chanter)

Competition 5 – Under 15 yearsMarch, Strathspey and Reel

Competition 6 – Under 18 years, Piobaireachd (Iain Dall Quaich)

Competition 7 – Under 18 years, March Strathspey and Reel

Competition 8 – Open  Under 18, Original Composition for Pipes or Fiddle,  £100 (The Ishbel MacAskill Memorial Prize)

Entry forms s.a.e. by 1st September to the Acting Convenor, Blair Cottage, Aultgrishan, Melvaig, Gairloch, IV21 2DZ enclosing entry fee of or email:

Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year, 2017

Pauline Craib, Secretary of Comunn Phìobaireachd Uibhist agus Bharraigh (CPUB), the Uist and Barra Piping Association, has sent us these entry forms for this year's Highlands & Islands 'Young Piper of the Year' competition which takes place on  Thursday 20 July at Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula. Also, the South Uist Games are on Wednesday 19 July and…
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Aberfeldy Mòd Entries 2017

feldy-mod-logoLate entries are being accepted for the piping competitions at the Perthshire & Angus Provincial Mòd. The competition takes place on June 10 at the Breadalbane Community Campus in Aberfeldy, Perthshire.

The competition has categories for juniors and adults.

Download the entry form: Aberfeldy Mod Piping.

spa2Scottish Pipers' Association Annual Juvenile Piping Competition

Saturday 10th September 2016, The College of Piping, Otago St., Glasgow G12 8JH. Commencing 9.30am with B Grade events, after which the A Grade will commence.

Annual Juvenile Piping Contest Entry Form 2016