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PBA AGM re-elects leadership team

PBA AGM re-elects leadership team

Pipe Bands Australia’s leadership team was re-elected at the organisation’s AGM on September 13. Pipe Bands Australia’s (PBA) is the governing body for Australia’s six pipe band associations (comprising 110 bands) and at the AGM, two members from each association has a vote. The AGM and conference is a biennial […]

MacColl overall at Springbank

MacColl overall at Springbank

Angus MacColl, pictured right, was the overall winner at the 20th annual Springbank Invitational which was held today at the Seafield Hotel in Campbeltown , Argyll, Scotland. The other invited pipers were: Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod, Iain Speirs, Callum Beaumont, Finlay Johnston, Glenn Brown and Peter McCalister. Results: […]

Brian Lamond today at Pitlochry.

Lamond overall at Pitlochry

Brian Lamond from Fife was the overall winner in the solo piping contests held today at a dreich Pitlochry Highland Games. MSR – 1. Calum Wynd; 2. Jonathan Simpson; 3. Craig Sutherland; 4. Bruce Erskine; 5. Donald McPhee.Judges: Barry Donaldson and Robert Wallace. 6/8 March – 1. Brian Lamond; 2. […]

Delegates from last year's workshop.

Workshop planned for instructors

A Piping and Drumming Forum and Workshop is planned this month for instructors working in schools in Scotland. This will be the third such workshop in as many years. The workshop, which takes place at The National Piping Centre’s (NPC) Glasgow city centre headquarters in McPhater Street on September 30, […]

Piping Secretary, Murray Henderson presents overall Open champion, Pipe Major Ben Duncan with the Angus Hotel Challenge Shield.

Ben Duncan overall at Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie Highland Games took place on Sunday in conditions that were “almost perfect,” writes our correspondent. Entries were the highest ever at this popular Perthshire event and the standard was high. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (SCOTS DG) won the Open overall title and Brodie Watson-Massey won the Jimmy McGregor Memorial […]

Shotts: Graham Drummond appointed Pipe Sergeant

Shotts: Graham Drummond appointed Pipe Sergeant

Graham Drummond has joined Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia as Pipe Sergeant. Drummond (27) has spent the previous decade with Field Marshal Montgomery (FMM). Drummond, pictured right, joins friend and former FMM band member, Emmett Conway, in the leadership team at Shotts. Conway, who last September succeeded Ryan Canning as Pipe […]

An end in CITES

An end in CITES

The United Kingdom’s leading pipemakers have welcomed the announcement from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) that African blackwood exports will no longer be subject to a licence. From November 26, any exports of new bagpipes made from African blackwood will no […]

Pipe Major Robert 'Rob' Roy, MBE, DCM – The Piper of Tobruk.

VE Day 75 gathers apace

Hundreds of pipers have registered so far to participate in the United Kingdom’s VE Day 75 commemorations next year. May 8, 2020 has been designated a public holiday in the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. At 3.00pm local time, […]

SPA Knockout: Heat 3 goes to Leask

SPA Knockout: Heat 3 goes to Leask

Steven Leask from Ayrshire, Scotland won last night’s Scottish Pipers’ Association Knockout heat held at The National Piping Centre Otago Street in Glasgow’s west end. He defeated his girlfriend, Sarah Muir in what was a very entertaining evening of top class piping. Steven joins Stuart Liddell and Calum Beaumont who […]