Juvenile solos and pipe band entries open for the Carrick Lowland Gathering


The Carrick Lowland Gathering Juvenile Solo Piping competition is taking place at Victory Park, Girvan on Sunday, June 4, 2023. An online entry form is available here. Contact the organiser Lynne Galloway by email here and visit the website – www.GirvanAttractions.co.uk – for more information on the Lowland Gathering.

•Ailsa Craig, also known as Paddy’s Milestone, sits off the coast at Girvan in the outer Firth of Clyde. Photo: JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news

The pipe bands competition is organised by the Ayrshire Dumfries and Galloway branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

The contest is run under Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) and Local Rules in conjunction with the RSPBA Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway Branch. The contest commences at 1:00pm. Bands March past and presentation of prizes 4:30pm


  • Open grade – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Grade 3 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Grade 4 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


  • Best novice band
  • Best juvenile band
  • Adult marching and discipline
  • Juvenile marching and discipline
  • Adult drum majors’ contest – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Juvenile drum majors’ contest – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Click here to download the entry form