Some of the world’s leading pipers have been lined up to perform at the launch of the inaugural Piping Times Annual next month.

The launch party will take place at the National Piping Centre on Friday, November 26 from 7.30pm.

Confirmed so far are four-time Glenfiddich champion, Angus MacColl, a quartet from 12-time World Pipe Band Champions, Field Marshal Montgomery, uillean piper Jarlath Henderson and four-piece group Harbour Road (featuring Bradley Parker on pipes and whistle).

Due to audience number restrictions, in-person attendance will be by invitation. However, the evening will be broadcast online.

• Tickets are £10, with the broadcast remaining available for seven days thereafter.

The Piping Times, a piping institution in itself, was first published in 1948 and ran monthly until 2020 when it was a victim of the adverse economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pre-orders of the Annual can be ordered from The Bagpipe Shop.

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is to take part in the first ‘Concerts For Climate’ show.

Scheduled to take place on November 11 – Remembrance Day – at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, all proceeds will be invested into a global network of ocean sanctuaries.

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland between 31 October 31- November 12. It will be the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference.

The concert is being organised by Project Zero as the first in a series taking place around the world. It is not an official event organised by COP26. Project Zero was founded in 2018 and is based in London. It is supported by many scientists, business leaders and environmental campaigners.

• Tickets cost £30 and will go on sale tomorrow (Friday, October 22).