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The demonstration earlier today at Motherwell's Civic Centre as councillors met inside.

North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band saved

North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band has been saved. Councillors today rejected options which would have seen the cessation of music groups including the World Champion-winning band. The decision was taken at the council’s meeing in Motherwell which saw its budget for 2020/21 approved. A council tax rise of 4.84% is […]

P/T Drumming Instructor vacancy in Renfrewshire

P/T Drumming Instructor vacancy in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council has extended to this Friday the closing date for applications for the part-time position of Drumming Instructor. The position is for two days and takes in various locations in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Applicants will require a minimum qualification of a Diploma in a recognised music course or equivalent pipe […]

Brown through to Guards Knockout semis

Brown through to Guards Knockout semis

Calum Brown won the last quarter final heat of the Scots Guards Association’s current Knockout series held yesterday at the Scots Guards Club in Haymarket, Edinburgh. The Inveraray & District Pipe Band piper, a native of the northeast of Scotland, won over Bradley Parker, formerly of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe […]

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Mixed Ensemble winners.

British Army championships: results and report

By Pipe Major Peter MacGregor (WO2) On the weekend of February 22-23 the sound of bagpipes, drums and bugles was once again present at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh as the 2020 Army Piping and Drumming Championships took place at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming’s home of […]

Inveraray to perform 2020 pre-Worlds concert

Inveraray to perform 2020 pre-Worlds concert

Current World Champions, Inveraray & District Pipe Band will put on this year’s prestigious pre-Worlds concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on August 12. The name of the concert is ‘A Night in That Land’. Inveraray last played at the Pre-Worlds concert in 2013 at the band’s ‘Ascension’ show. […]

Today's winners.

Graeme Johnston Memorial results

Bobby Allen and Duncan Winters won their respective heats at the annual Graeme Johnston Memorial juvenile solo piping competition today at The National Piping Centre Otago Street. The win was the third in a row at this competition for Bobby Allen. Results: Afternoon winners (MSR) – 1. Bobby Allen (Shotts […]

North Lanarkshire Schools.

Petition launched to help North Lanarkshire’s bands

Concerned parents in a Scottish local authority have launched a petition in response to proposed cuts to music tuition in its schools. At the time of posting, the petition as been signed over 3,500 times. It can be found here. As part of major budget cuts, North Lanarkshire Council is […]

Bagpipe.News serialises The International Piper

Bagpipe.News serialises The International Piper

As of today, BagpipeNews is delighted to begin an occasional series of articles combed from the pages of The International Piper. We are grateful to Colin MacLellan for allowing us to delve into the pages of his parents’ short-lived monthly magazine. The International Piper was founded in 1978 by the […]

Nicholson back as Glasgow Police P.M.

Nicholson back as Glasgow Police P.M.

Glasgow Police Pipe Band has appointed Duncan Nicholson as its new Pipe Major. Duncan replaces Alisdair MacLaren who stepped down from the position last month ahead of a return to his native Australia. A statement released from the band read: “Following the departure of Alisdair McLaren, the band would like […]