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Bruce Gandy competing at the 2016 Donald MacDonald Quaich.

Donald MacDonald Quaich invitees, tunes and judge

The five pipers who will perform in the annual competition/recital named in honour of the revered 19th century piping pioneer are: • Callum Beaumont: A Ghlas-mheur (The Finger Lock).• Iain Speirs: Spaidearachd Bharrach (The Pride of Barra).• Glenn Brown: Sean Chumha a Chlaidheimh (The Old Lament for the Sword)• Peter […]

L-R: Allan MacKenzie (PPBSO Ottawa branch President); Andrea Boyd; Jacob Dicker; Matt MacIsaac; Michael Grey;  Ron Graham (Branch Vice President).

MacIsaac wins Glengarry Cup

Matt MacIsaac, a native of Cape Breton who now lives in Ontario, won this year’s Glengarry Cup before a large crowd at the Royal Canadian Air Force Officers’ Mess in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. The Glengarry Cup is an invitational own-choice MSR contest run by the Ottawa branch of the Pipers’ […]

Liam Nicolson receives his prize pipe (sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes) from National Piping Principal Brett Tidswell.

R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society competition

Brett Tidswell has sent the results from this year’s Australian Solo Piping Championships organised by the R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society. The contest was held at the weekend at Scotch College, Adelaide, South Australia. The R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia was formed in memory of the legendary […]

Kingdom belongs to Allen; Lawrie

Kingdom belongs to Allen; Lawrie

Bobby Allen from North Lanarkshire maintained his excellent competitive form by winning the Under 18 piping competition at Kingdom Thistle at Lochgelly High School. Last weekend, the 14-year-old, who recently joined Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia, swept the boards at Kintyre Piping Society’s Junior competition. It was also a good day […]

Success for Urquhart at SPA Professionals

Success for Urquhart at SPA Professionals

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) annual competition for professional pipers took place today. A good entry competed in the various grades across The National Piping Centre’s two campuses in Glasgow. The A Grade competitions took place at Otago Street while the B and C Grade competitions took place at McPhater […]

RSPBA London branch results

RSPBA London branch results

The results for the branch mini band, quartet and solo piping competition that took place last weekend at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton are: Mini BandsGrade 4 March – 1. Scunthorpe & District; 2. Grampian (Corby) Association; 3. City of Bristol; 4. Reading Scottish; 5. Stow Caledonian; 6. Glen […]

How the memorial will look. Photo: Jenna Gearing/ACT/Eilidh's Trust/PA Wire.

Statue design for Eilidh unveiled

The design of a commemorative sculpture in memory of 14-year-old Eilidh MacLeod, who died in the Manchester terrorist bombing two years ago, has been unveiled. As requested by Eilidh’s family, the bronze sculpture does not feature a likeness of the young piper form Barra but instead features a young female […]

Marking Culloden

Marking Culloden

Tuesday, April 16, marks the 273rd anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. At the site of the battle, four miles east of Inverness, the annual memorial service organised by the Gaelic Society of Inverness will take place tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, between 10:30 and 13:30. It is an event that […]

New collection of Cape Breton pipe music

New collection of Cape Breton pipe music

A major new collection of Cape Breton pipe music has been published by Barry Shears, a leading light in Cape Breton piping. The collection comprises two volumes. Volume One contains a wealth of history and information on many of the Scottish piping families that settled in Nova Scotia such as […]

Draw for the British made

Draw for the British made

The RSPBA has made the draw for the first major pipe band championships of 2019, the British Championships which are due to take place at Paisley on Saturday, May 18. The draw (with approximate timings) is: Grade 1 1. 14:30 Field Marshal Montgomery 2. 14:40 St Laurence O’Toole3. 14:50 Scottish […]