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The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch marching down Edinburgh's High Street for the fifth opening of the Scottish Parliament. July 2016.

Info on Black Watch pipers sought

The author of a major new book on the pipers of The Black Watch is seeking information from the families and friends of pipers who served in the regiment from 1919 till 1988. Alistair Duthie, who was himself a piper in the 1st Battalion from 1988-2008, serving latterly as Pipe […]

Duncan Johnstone results

Duncan Johnstone results

It was a great day at The National Piping Centre on Saturday 16th March for the 20th Annual Duncan Johnstone Memorial Competition. There was a huge entry, with a high standard of performance through the day. Thank you to the Competing Pipers’ Association, the stewards and all the competitors that […]

SPA Professional contest changes

SPA Professional contest changes

This year’s Scottish Pipers’ Association marks its 100th year by introducing a new format for its annual Professional solo piping contest which takes place on Saturday, April 13. The Open category has been dispensed with and instead the competition will be graded. SPA President Tom Johnstone, said: “We felt that […]

ScottishPower Pipe Band after winning the 2018 British Pipe Championships held in Paisley.

ScottishPower pre-Worlds concert

ScottishPower Pipe Band will headline this year’s pre-Worlds pipe band concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The band, now in its 30th year of sponsorship by the utility company, last headlined this show in 2011. Kurt Mackintosh of promoters, Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band, said: “Scottish Power is known for […]

The trophy winners at the National Piping Centre's 2019 annual junior piping competition.

NPC Junior Piping Competition results

The National Piping Centre’s 23rd annual junior solo piping competition took place at McPhater Street on February 16. The overall champions were Jaz Scott (chanter), Fraser Hamilton (novice, under 15) and Luke Kennedy (junior). Results: Junior (age 15-17)  Piobaireachd  – 1. Hamish Drennan;  2. Christopher Happs;  3. Gregor MacDonald; 4. […]