Hoy resigns from Vale

The Grade 1 Vale of Atholl Pipe Band is once again looking for a new Leading Drummer after Adrian Hoy announced his resignation from the Perthshire-based organisation. A spokesman sad: "Adrian Hoy has announced his resignation from the position of Leading Drummer of the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. This was Adrian's own decision [...]

By | 2018-11-23T14:51:04+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Hoy resigns from Vale

Happy New Year from the College

Happy New Year from the College The sun – and the old year – sets over the MacCrimmon Cairn, Boreraig, Isle of Skye. As the first dawn of a new year beckons, we at the College of Piping would like to thank all those who have supported us this year. We wouldn’t [...]

By | 2018-01-05T11:47:42+00:00 December 31st, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Happy New Year from the College

Pipers recognised in Queen’s Honours List

Pipers honoured in Queen's New Year’s Honours Hugh Cheape, left, and Hamish Dean. Pipers have been recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours. Scholar, Hugh Cheape has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), while Hamish Dean, Pipe Major of the Huntly & District Pipe Band and [...]

By | 2017-12-30T12:08:34+00:00 December 30th, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Pipers recognised in Queen’s Honours List

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
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