Competition Results

Gordon Castle results

Gordon Castle results

It was a chilly day in Fochabers with a good standard of playing in seniors and juniors, writes Jack Taylor. Of the nine adults three were returning to competition after a break. All played strongly, with Colin Gordon, librarian at Skye’s Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, being overall champion, and Brad Davidson […]

Niall Stewart's Lochalsh Juniors march into the circle last Saturday.

The British: Novice Juvenile A review

By Stuart Letford, Piping Times editor. The Novice Juvenile A grade competition at the 2019 British Pipe Band Championships was competed for by eight bands. With the exception of Boghall & Bathgate, the bands represented Scottish state and private schools. The overall standard in this contest – like the Grade […]

Calum Brown, pictured yesterday with the trophy.

Calum Brown wins Scots Guards Knockout

Calum Iain Brown, a member of Inveraray & District Pipe Band, has won this year’s knockout competition organised by the Scots Guards Association. Calum, pictured below with the trophy, beat the other finalist, Cameron MacDougall, by only four votes. Calum is a former winner of Pipe Idol (2014) and member […]

SLoT: 2019 British Pipe Band champions

SLoT: 2019 British Pipe Band champions

St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band won the 2019 British Championship, the first of the RSPBA’s five major pipe band competitions, today at St. James’ Playing Field at Paisley, Scotland. In Grade 2, Closkelt maintained its consistency from last season and set out its stall with a fine run, taking the […]

PPBSO President, Chris Buchanan hands the trophy to Andrew Carlisle.

Andrew Carlisle wins the 41st Livingstone Invitational

The 41st William Livingstone, Senior, Memorial Invitational was held last Saturday (11th), in the historic James Street Armouries, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in the Officers’ Mess of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada. Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh won both the ceòl mòr and ceòl beag events. ‘The Livingstone’ contest is […]

Dollar Academy Novice Juvenile A Pipe Band competing in Dundee today.

Gourock, Dundee and Banchory results

Scotland’s pipe band competition season continued in earnest today with contests are Gourock, Dundee and Banchory. Competitors enjoyed mostly sunny weather, if chilly in the shade, at the three coastal venues. GOUROCK RESULTS: Grade 1 – 1. Scottish Power; 2. Boghall & Bathgate; 3. Glasgow Police; 4. Shotts. Grade 2 […]

Dunbar results

Dunbar results

The Scottish outdoor pipe band competition season got underway today on the east coast at Dunbar in East Lothian. Results:Grade 1 (MSR) – 1. Police Fife Scotland; 2. Royal Burgh of Stirling.Judges: J. Connor and B. Donaldson (piping); L. Innes (drumming) and P. Snaddon (ensemble). Grade 2 (Medley) – 1. […]

FM tuning up.

Ards results

The County Down Championships took place today at Newtonards, Northern Ireland. As expected, current World Champions, Field Marshal Montgomery won the Grade 1 competition ahead of Police Service of Northern Ireland. Results: Grade 1 – Field Marshal Montgomery; 2. Police Service of Northern Ireland. Grade 2 – 1. Ravara; 2. […]

St. Joseph's Pipe Band.

Leinster Championships – results

Ireland’s Leinster Pipe Band Championships took place at Swords Castle on Saturday, May 4, writes our Ireland and Northern Ireland correspondent. The competition, run by the Leinster branch of the Irish Pipe Band Association, was a great success and took place amid beautiful weather. Our chieftain for the day was […]

South Coast Highland Gathering, South Africa

South Coast Highland Gathering, South Africa

The South Coast Highland Gathering took place the weekend before last in Hutchison Park, Amanzimtoti (Toti), KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, writes Ken Mustard of the Durban Regiment Pipe Band. There had been a lot of concern about this year’s event because of the the unusually large amount of rain that […]