Uist & Barra kicks off on March 3 at the College

Uist & Barra kicks off on March 3 at the College The solo piping year begins with the Glasgow Uist & Barra Association's annual competition on Saturday, March 3. The 'Uist & Barra is always keenly awaited as it is one of the most convivial competitions in the solo piping calendar. Callum Beaumont, [...]

By | 2018-02-14T10:15:34+00:00 February 14th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Uist & Barra kicks off on March 3 at the College

Entries for Kintyre Piping Society’s junior solos

The Ardshiel Hotel, Campbeltown. Entries for Kintyre Piping Society's junior solos Kintyre Piping Society is hosting its annual junior solo piping competition on Saturday, April 14. The venue is once again the Ardshiel and Seafield Hotels in Campbeltown, Argyll. Entries should be received by April 7. An entry form and information are [...]

By | 2018-02-10T22:21:19+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Entry Forms, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Entries for Kintyre Piping Society’s junior solos

Bessie Watson, the young suffragette piper

Bessie Watson, the young suffragette piper The campaign to enfranchise women is in the news at present so this is a good time to remember the suffragettes and the suffragette pipers, in particular the youngest, Bessie Watson of Edinburgh. Her autobiography was serialised in the Piping Times in 1993 but this extract is well [...]

By | 2018-02-11T22:36:18+00:00 February 8th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Bessie Watson, the young suffragette piper

Kinlochard Games entries

Entries to the Kinlochard Gathering junior solo piping competition, Sunday, July 15 The march to the field, 2015. Advance entries are now being taken for this year's Kinlochard Gathering junior solo competition. Held in the Trossachs village of Kinlochard on July 15, competitors assemble at the Forest Hills Hotel at 11:10 to [...]

By | 2018-02-06T11:09:31+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Entry Forms, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Kinlochard Games entries

Applications invited for Piobaireachd Society bursary

Applications invited for The Piobaireachd Society Bursary 2018 The Piobaireachd Society is offering a teaching bursary for young pipers. Candidates should be aged 14 or over and under 18. Preference will be given to those who live outwith Scotland’s Central Belt. Tuition will be delivered by the College of Piping during a week this summer. [...]

By | 2018-02-02T13:16:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Applications invited for Piobaireachd Society bursary

SPA’s solos: dates announced; entry forms

2017 SPA Professionals' judges: Bruce Hitchings BEM MBE and Bill Wotherspoon. SPA solo piping competitions and entry forms Entries are now open for the Scottish Pipers' Association's solo piping competitions for Adult Amateurs and Veterans, and Professionals. Both competitions will take place at the College of Piping. The Amateurs and Veterans competition [...]

By | 2018-01-31T19:44:22+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Entry Forms, General, Latest News|Comments Off on SPA’s solos: dates announced; entry forms

Entries for the 2018 Argyllshire Gathering

Entries to the 2018 Argyllshire Gathering The organisers of the Argyllshire Gathering advise that their website has been removed from Google.  Those wishing to compete should do so via HERE. If applicants see their entry as pending then all is good. The 2018 Argyllshire Gathering will take place on August 22-23. [...]

By | 2018-01-31T14:34:09+00:00 January 30th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Entries for the 2018 Argyllshire Gathering

Boost for young pipers and drummers in Dundee

Funding boost for young pipers and drummers in Dundee The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust (SSPDT) is funding a new piping and drumming tuition partnership with Dundee Dundee City Council. Gregor Murray of Dundee City Council; Alexandra Duncan, Chief Executive, SSPDT; Pipe Major Derek Potter; and children featured are from schools involved in [...]

By | 2018-01-26T20:02:27+00:00 January 26th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Boost for young pipers and drummers in Dundee

Queensland Police hunt for Pipe Major and Drummer

Queensland Police requires a Pipe Major and a Drummer Queensland Police Pipes and Drums require a Pipe Major and a Drummer. Both positions are full time (non-police) posts. The applicant must be an Australian citizen or residing in Australia and have permission under Commonwealth law to work in Australia and remain in Australia indefinitely to [...]

By | 2018-01-25T12:01:13+00:00 January 25th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Queensland Police hunt for Pipe Major and Drummer

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Vice-Principal to retire

John Norman MacLeod. Long-serving Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Vice-Principal to retire John Norman MacLeod, Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, has announced he plans to retire in July. John Norman has been synonymous with the Gaelic College since leading its academic affairs since 1983. He is the second longest-serving member [...]

By | 2018-01-22T14:12:50+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Vice-Principal to retire
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