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Henderson to feature at LBPS conference

Henderson to feature at LBPS conference

The Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) holds its annual conference (‘collogue’) next month. The conference is open to all. This year the society, founded in 1983, has another interesting day of presentations and music lined up. A central feature of the day is the centenary of the birth of […]

Anne Spalding: a life in piping

Anne Spalding: a life in piping

Anne Spalding of Tayside, Scotland was awarded the Balvenie Medal for services to piping yesterday at the 2019 Glenfiddich Championship. Anne is someone who has truly spent a lifetime in piping. In December 2012 Lowri Potts visited Anne at her home in Broughty Ferry to discuss her piping life. Their […]

Bob Shepherd pictured in 1975.

Bob Shepherd MBE, 1938-2019 (updated with funeral details)

The funeral of Bob Shepherd, who died yesterday, will take place on Tuesday, November 5 at 14:15 at Kirkcaldy Crematorium in Rosemount Ave, Kirkcaldy KY2 6HQ. Robert Thompson Shepherd died on Thursday after an illness. He had been ill for a while. Bob contributions to the pipe band world were […]

2020 dates: Northern Meeting date change

2020 dates: Northern Meeting date change

With Scotland’s 2019 highland games and pipe band season now well over we look ahead to 2020 and post the following dates for your diary. At this early stage, some events – and most pipe band competition dates except the ‘majors’ – have yet to be confirmed, and so we […]

All eyes on the Glenfiddich on Saturday

All eyes on the Glenfiddich on Saturday

This Saturday’s Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championship will once again be streamed live over the internet. The stream will be live from 09:45 on Saturday morning at www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/livestream. While the stream itself is free, donations are encouraged, with all money raised going to the Scottish Pipers’ Association (SPA), currently in […]

Entries open for the 2020 Archie Kenneth Quaich

Entries open for the 2020 Archie Kenneth Quaich

Entries are now open for next year’s Archie Kenneth Quaich amateur pibroch competition. The competition is organised by The Piobaireachd Society in memory of Archie Kenneth (1915-1989) who was a member of its Music Committee and almost single-handedly compiled Books 11, 12, 13 and 14 and most of 15. The […]

Jim McGrath, 1942-2019

Jim McGrath, 1942-2019

Jim McGrath, a volunteer at the College of Piping for many years, has died in hospital. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the liver recently and it had spread. James Prenty McGrath was born in 1942 in the Milton area of Glasgow. He was a supporter of all things […]

Young Stars’ success at The National Piping Centre

Young Stars’ success at The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre (NPC) this week finished its year-long programme of schools for youngsters under the age of 18 with its autumn Young Stars school. This school had 18 young learners on it, including three who were awarded scholarships from the Matt Brown Scholarship from Govan Schools Pipes and […]