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Fears William Ross Gold Medal will be melted

William Ross's 1902 Gold Medal sold at auction – may now be melted for bullion value William Ross. This photograph was taken when he was in the Seaforths. Photo: Jeannie Campbell/College of Piping. The Highland Society of London Gold Medal won by William Ross at the 1902 Argyllshire Gathering has been sold for [...]

By | 2017-12-12T15:22:50+00:00 December 12th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Fears William Ross Gold Medal will be melted

Entries open for Vale’s junior solos

Vale junior competition, 2018 Entries are now open for the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band's annual Junior solo piping competition. The competition will take place on January 20 at Pitlochry High School. Those wishing to enter can download the entry form here: Vale 2018 Junior Contest Entry Form. Completed forms should be returned by January 10. [...]

By | 2017-12-11T20:01:18+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Entry Forms, General, Latest News|Comments Off on Entries open for Vale’s junior solos

A Big Blaw: piping snippets – 3D printing

Donald Lindsay is the instructor on the College's Tuesday night smallpipes class. Donald is something of an innovator musically but also in other ways. He has produced a range of smallpipes and whistle made by 3D printing technology. He popped into the College yesterday his latest invention, a Qwhistle. It's a Low D whistle made [...]

By | 2017-12-09T23:22:33+00:00 December 9th, 2017|A Big Blaw, General, Latest News|Comments Off on A Big Blaw: piping snippets – 3D printing

Barry Donaldson

The College of Piping acknowledges the rumour and speculation which has recently surrounded the appointment of Barry Donaldson as a tutor at the Northern Piping School in Lohheide, Germany, in November 2017. This rumour and speculation clearly followed comments made in College emails to the School's Principal. The College wishes to record that the decision [...]

By | 2017-12-08T20:12:47+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Latest News|Comments Off on Barry Donaldson

Scots piper freed from Indian jail

Billy Irving arrives at Glasgow Airport. Photo courtesy of BBC Scotland. Scots piper freed from Indian jail after four years Billy Irving, a soldier and piper from Campbeltown, Argyll arrived back in the UK this morning (Wednesday), to the sound of pipers playing The Green Hills of Tyrol at Glasgow Airport. It had been [...]

By | 2017-12-06T20:37:10+00:00 December 6th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Scots piper freed from Indian jail

Inveraray scoops Scots Trad Music award

Inveraray scoops Scots Trad Music award Inveraray & District Pipe Band crowned a successful year by scooping the Scottish Pipe Band of the Year award at the 15th Scots Trad Music Awards. The band edged the Royal Burgh of Annan, Lochalsh Schools and Dollar Academy for the title. Inveraray triumphantly marches off the field [...]

By | 2017-12-04T09:12:19+00:00 December 4th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on Inveraray scoops Scots Trad Music award

The 2017 Graeme Johnston Memorial Competition

The Graeme Johnston Memorial Competition The winners from this year's annual Graham Johnston Memorial junior solo piping competition – L-R: Ross Connor, Callum Davidson, Cameron McEwen and Tomas Young. Adjudicator, Donald McPhee. The Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch of the RSPBA held its annual Graeme Johnston Junior Solo Piping Competition yesterday at [...]

By | 2017-11-26T13:54:51+00:00 November 26th, 2017|General, Latest News|Comments Off on The 2017 Graeme Johnston Memorial Competition

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
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