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

McWhirter wins the World Solo Snare Drumming Championship

Steven McWhirter. McWhirter wins the World Solo Snare Drumming Championship Inveraray & District Pipe Band's Leading Drummer, Steven McWhirter won the World Solo Snare Drumming Championship, held earlier today at Glasgow Caledonian University. This is McWhirter's eighth title. Results: Overall – 1. Steven McWhirter (Inveraray & District); 2. Michael McKenna (St. Laurence O’Toole); 3. Blair [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:12+00:00 October 21st, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on McWhirter wins the World Solo Snare Drumming Championship

Register for ‘Battle’s Over – A nation’s tribute’

Hundreds of pipers around the world have already registered for this once-in-a-lifetime tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War. We would like to reach 1,000. Essentially, this tribute lasts all day on November 11 next year but it kicks off at 06:00 with pipers around the world playing of the [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:43+00:00 September 24th, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Register for ‘Battle’s Over – A nation’s tribute’

RSPBA regradings announced

The RSPBA's Music Board met today and approved the first changes for next season:   New Bands: Grade Novice Juvenile B – Thuirle Thairle Youth - Canada Upgraded: Novice Juvenile B to Novice Juvenile A – Oban High School and Lochalsh Juniors. Oban High School Pipe Band. Novice Juvenile A to Juvenile – Dollar Academy, George Watson College, Oban [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:46+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on RSPBA regradings announced

Glenn Brown and Donald McPhee join Autumn School

Glenn Brown and Donald McPhee have joined the College as Instructors for this year's Autumn Schools. The schools take place over the two weeks of Monday 9th-Friday 13th October and Monday 16th-Friday 20th October and cost £95.00. Glenn is one of the most sought-after teachers in the world and has enjoyed much competitive success in recent years. [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:54+00:00 September 19th, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Glenn Brown and Donald McPhee join Autumn School

Glasgow Police appoints McLaren as Pipe Sergeant

Glasgow Police appoints McLaren as Pipe Sergeant Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band said today that Alisdair McLaren, pictured left, has joined the band as Joint Pipe Sergeant. Duncan Nicholson is the Grade 1 band's other Pipe Sergeant. He was formerly Pipe Major of the band. McLaren, from Perth, Australia, previously played with the Glasgow Police [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:55:08+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Glasgow Police appoints McLaren as Pipe Sergeant

Always Argyll – a Liddell goes a long way

Always Argyll – a Liddell goes a long way The Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championship trophy is now ensconced by the beautiful shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll. Inveraray & District Pipe Band's short rise – indeed, The Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championship trophy is now ensconced by the beautiful shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll. [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:55:19+00:00 August 14th, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Always Argyll – a Liddell goes a long way

Scottish Pipe Band Championships, 2017

Inveraray marches from the field with the Grade 1 trophy. Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Levengrove Park, Dumbarton, July 29 – Inveraray & District Pipe Band yesterday took the penultimate pipe band championship before the 'Words'. Fourteen bands competed in Grade 1, with Stuart Liddell's band securing its third major out of four. The [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:55:48+00:00 July 30th, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Scottish Pipe Band Championships, 2017

European Pipe Band Championships

The RSPBA closes entries for the 2015 European Pipe Band Championships, Piping at Forres, on Wednesday, 13th May. Tickets to Piping At Forres 2015, the European Pipe Band Championships for 2015, to be held on 27 June 2015 in Grant Park, Forres, Moray  are now available. Tickets purchased in advance offer a discount on the ticket prices [...]

By | 2017-11-07T11:20:21+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Guide to the Games, Pipe Band|Comments Off on European Pipe Band Championships

Gourock Highland Games

On Sunday 10th May 2015, Gourock Park starts off the Highland Games season with a bang as hundreds of drummers, pipers, heavies and highland dancers from across the country come together to compete in the Gourock Highland Games. An important date in the Scottish calendar, it’s the first games after the winter and a chance [...]

By | 2017-11-07T11:20:24+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Guide to the Games, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Gourock Highland Games
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