The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, 2018

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, 2018 The world’s largest schools' pipe band competition will take place next March when over 800 young pipers and drummers from around 120 schools from across Scotland are expected to take part in the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships in the Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston, West Lothian [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:03:47+00:00 November 21st, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, 2018

Director of Piping to step down

Director of Piping to step down The College of Piping announces that due to pressure of other commitments, Colin MacLellan has decided to step down from his position as Director of Piping with effect from the end of November 2017. The College is very grateful to Colin for his hard work in the short time [...]

By | 2017-11-20T13:28:19+00:00 November 20th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Director of Piping to step down

Australian politician resigns and says she “has no love for bagpipes”

Australian politician resigns and says she “has no love for bagpipes” An Australian politician said she had no "love for the bagpipes" as she resigned from the Australian parliament due to her dual citizenship through her Scottish-born father. Jacqui Lambie, pictured left, a senator for the state of Tasmania, is the eighth lawmaker to become embroiled in a [...]

By | 2017-11-15T10:59:46+00:00 November 15th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Australian politician resigns and says she “has no love for bagpipes”

MacLellan voted SPJA Chairman

Colin MacLellan voted SPJA Chairman Sunday, November 12, 2017 – Colin MacLellan, the College of Piping's Director of Piping, was today voted chairman of the Solo Piping Judges Association (SPJA) at its annual general meeting in Perth, Scotland. The period of office is for three years. MacLellan, pictured right, succeeds Andrew Wright, the organisation's first chairman. [...]

By | 2017-11-13T12:13:31+00:00 November 12th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on MacLellan voted SPJA Chairman

Download the guide to ‘Battle’s Over’

Download the guide to 'Battle's Over' The official guide to 'Battle's Over – A Nation's Tribute'. With hundreds of pipers – and pipe bands – around the world registered already for 'Battle's Over – a Nation's Tribute – the official guide is now available to download. Click on the image, right, to download the [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:28:15+00:00 November 10th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Download the guide to ‘Battle’s Over’

Scots Trad Awards’ piping nominees

Scots Trad Awards' piping nominees Brighde Chaimbeul Brighde Chaimbeul, Inveraray & District Pipe Band, Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band, Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band and Dollar Academy Pipe Band are nominees at this year's Scots Trad Music Awards. The awards take place on December 2 at the Lagoon Centre in Paisley, Scotland and [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:29:00+00:00 November 8th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Scots Trad Awards’ piping nominees

November 2017 Piping Times

November 2017 Piping Times The phrase usually disapprovingly aimed at those who don’t display a poppy on their lapels is the simplistic, “These people died for your freedom; they died so that you can enjoy freedom.” That’s precisely the point. That’s what freedom is. Choosing not to wear a poppy is not pouring scorn on [...]

By | 2017-11-22T11:05:09+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|General, Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on November 2017 Piping Times

LBPS meets tomorrow in Edinburgh

The LBPS logo: Old Geordie Syme, a famous piper in his time. Lowland & Border Pipers' Society annual collogue The Lowland & Border Pipers' Society holds its annual conference – or 'collogue' as it calls it – tomorrow in Edinburgh. The venue is the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Rooms in Rose Street South [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on LBPS meets tomorrow in Edinburgh

A Big Blaw – piping snippets. the new Hardie Twist-Trap Practice Pipes

A Big Blaw - piping snippets Trying out the new Hardie Twist-Trap Practice Pipes Today, we try out the new mouth-blown smallpipes from R. G. Hardie. They're ideal for those ready to make the move from chanter to pipes and can be played in a session. They're available from the College Shop.  

By | 2017-11-05T17:57:28+00:00 November 1st, 2017|A Big Blaw, General, Latest News|Comments Off on A Big Blaw – piping snippets. the new Hardie Twist-Trap Practice Pipes

Spook-tacular shop offer

Spook-tacular shop offer The College of Piping shop is getting into the spirit of Halloween by offering a spook-tacular 10% discount on ALL products with the exception of lessons and Piping Times subscriptions. Shop Manager, Willie Park, said: "Its a fang-tastic offer but forget the ghosts . . . beware of me! "Go online to [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:02+00:00 October 30th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Spook-tacular shop offer
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