Category Archives: PT Editors Blog

PT Editor's Blog: Concert Review

[caption id="attachment_11753" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Spectacular - Glasgow Police on stage last night[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10942" align="alignright" width="225"] Get the Piping Times, Pipe Band Magazine and your favourite books on iPad and tablet via the CoP Bookstore app[/caption] Oh what a night! Spectacular would be the only word for it. From the moment Greater Glasgow Police took…
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PT Editor's Blog 13/8/14

Half way through Piping Live/World's Week and everything seems to be going well. Weather has improved significantly on the start of the week and looks OK for the weekend with some showers but persistent rain unlikely. Glasgow Green is all set with most of the Grade 1 arena turf having to be relaid because of…
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PT Editor's Blog 8/8/14

SFU are in Stornoway tonight playing at the Hebrides Tweed Tattoo. Place is Lews Castle Green and tickets are £13.37; The six times World Champions will have the chance to shrug off a rare defeat by Triumph Street recently. Determined and talented, the SFU's new P/M Alan Bevan will have his band well fired up…
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PT Editor's Blog 1/8/14

Oban have confirmed that all pipers who applied to play for the Gold Medal this year will be allowed to compete. This makes the total entry 29 and will make for a long day for the judges. Good stewarding will be essential. Australia based piper Fiona Manson will not be taking part for the first…
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PT Editor's Blog: Scottish PB Champs

[caption id="attachment_11525" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Greater Glasgow Police kicked off the G1 contest[/caption] A day of two halves: sunny and warm till mid afternoon, torrential rain thereafter. This led to the cancellation of the massed bands. Such is the exposed nature of Levengrove Park that when the heavens open they mean business. I arrived in time…
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PT Editor's Blog 24/7/14

Friendly Games underway in Friendly City and well done to Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes & Drums, the Army School pipers and the Highland dancers for adding adding some class to a sometimes cringeworthy Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Pipers from the RAF and the Army will be playing for the medal ceremonies. Sean Cleary of RAF…
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PT Editor's Blog 11/7/14

Those coming to Glasgow for the Worlds or for anything else over the summer should be able to take advantage of the new free, urban wi-fi which is up and running in certain parts of town. Perfect for checking the CoP website and PT Fast News when you are out and about and also connecting…
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PT Editor's Blog 4/7/14

Correction in the PT Editorial this month (July). Paragraph five should read: 'And when we examine the provision for schools teaching in the city of Glasgow alone, no reasonable person could arrive at a conclusion other than that Creative Scotland has its funding priorities seriously skewed.'  The PT is available via the free  CoP Bookstore…
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PT Ed's Blog 27/6/14

East Lothian Piping & Drumming Trust: 'We are holding a five-day workshop at Cockenzie & Port Seton British Legion from Monday 4 August to Friday 8 August from 10am – 3.30pm each day. Tutors for the Summer School will be the Preston Lodge High School team of tutors, Lee Moore (pipes), Simon Grant (drums), and…
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PT Editor's Blog 20/6/14

Torquil Telfer in Oban has sent this:  'The Argyllshire Gathering Piping trust which supports the teaching of the bagpipe in Argyll schools has organised a new piping competition. The Youth Piping Competition takes place at Mossfield on Monday 23rd June. 47 pipers will compete over three levels in five competitions and six schools will be…
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