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Full house at Eden Court

Full house at Eden Court

As our photograph shows, it is a ‘full house’ inside Eden Court’s main theatre this week. The Inverness venue’s Empire Theatre has been transformed into a hub for Highland Council’s emergency response to the pandemic situation across the region. All the plush, blue velvet seats plus the stage itself – […]

Ivory on your pipes? Get a free CITES certificate

Ivory on your pipes? Get a free CITES certificate

With the pipe band world hoping that 2021 will see a return to pipe band competitions and championships, pipers whose pipes contain ivory and who plan to travel to the United Kingdom can apply now for a free Musical Instrument Certificate (MIC). For some time now pipers, and other musicians […]

Blue’s tune for Somme hero / Nominations open for Trads

Blue’s tune for Somme hero / Nominations open for Trads

Pipe maker, Blue MacMurchie of West Calder, Scotland and his father have composed a lovely march in honour of a soldier who was killed after piping his way to a German trench on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Blue was asked to refurbish the soldier’s pipes […]

Somme hero’s pipe brought back to life

Somme hero’s pipe brought back to life

A light has been shone on the historical provenance of a set of pipes sold recently at an online auction for almost £5,000. As reported on Bagpipe.News, the instrument was sold at the auction organised by Lockdales of Ipswich, England on May 13 and drew quite a lot of attention. […]

The Piobaireachd trophy: the Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice.

Stuart Marshall wins 2020 Nicol-Brown

The results from this weekend’s Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Piping Competition are: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Stuart Marshall, Stokesdale, North Carolina, pictured (The MacLeods’ Salute); 2. Tyler Destremps (I Gave A Kiss To the King’s Hand); 3. Sandy Adams (Hector MacLean’s Warning); 4. Justin Howland (The MacDougalls’ Gathering); 5. Jessica Bain […]

Piping Instructor for Lochgelly High / Margaret Stoddart poem

Piping Instructor for Lochgelly High / Margaret Stoddart poem

Lochgelly High School in Fife, Scotland is seeking a full time Piping Instructor. The school’s pipe bands have been successful in recent years and have been taught mainly by Tom Brown with assistance from Keith Robertson who is Pipe Major of the Novice Juvenile band. The new instructor will be […]

The Pipers’ Tryst: revised opening hours

The Pipers’ Tryst: revised opening hours

The Pipers’ Tryst restaurant, one of Glasgow city centre’s leading restaurants, has revised its opening hours in light of tighter restrictions placed on Scotland’s hospitality industry announced yesterday by Scotland’s First Minister. The restaurant will close temporarily from tomorrow and ropen in just over a fortnight. A spokesman for the […]