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All the piping winners from the recent Lochaber Juniors competition.

Results from Lochaber Piping Society’s juniors

Lochaber Piping Society held its annual youth piping and drumming competition on Saturday, March 30, writes Ken A. Cameron (Chairman). We had a big entry of 53 this year, welcoming competitors from a large geographical spread including Ullapool, Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye, Knoydart, Mull, Oban and down as far […]

North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band playing in Grand Central Station.

Schools bands play at NYC’s Tartan Day parade

Two pipe bands from Scottish schools took part in the annual Tartan Day parade in Manhattan, New York City at the weekend. North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band and Oban High School Pipe Band travelled to the city last week after months of fundraising for the trip. The bands were among […]

The age 15-17 winners. L-R: Bobby Allen, Catriona Norman, Calum McKillop, Matthew McKerral and Euan Lindsay.

Bobby Allen sweeps Kintyre Juniors

Kintyre Piping Society’s annual competition for juniors was held on Saturday, April 6 in Campbeltown. It was a particularly good day for Lanarkshire youngster, Bobby Allen who continued his fine form with a clean sweep. The full results are: Chanter10 Years and Under – 1. Freya Borthwick, Campbeltown; 2. Rio […]

RSPBA Lothian & Border branch indoor competition results

RSPBA Lothian & Border branch indoor competition results

Chanter 10 Yrs & Under – 1. Hamish Ian Robertson, George Heriot’s School; 2. Anthony Keith, Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia; 3. Lewis George, Peebles Ex-Servicemens Pipe Band; 4. Ruben Hamilton-McBain, Burntisland and District; 5. Andrew Black, Peebles Ex-Servicemens Pipe Band; 6. Evie Busher, Burntisland and District. 11 Years & Over […]

The LBPS’ 36th annual competition – results

The LBPS’ 36th annual competition – results

The Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society’s 36th annual competition took place today at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, Glasgow. The results are as follows: Seasoned Pipers – 1. Bill Telfer (Wild Hills of Wannie); 2. Allan Sturrock (Wee Michaels March, The March of the King of Laois); 3. Jeannie […]

Finlay Johnston wins P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial

Finlay Johnston wins P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial

The 26th annual P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition was won by Finlay Johnston. The contest, held in tribute to the Lewis-born master piper and composer, took place today in the Caladh Inn, Stornoway in front of a packed house. The contest was, as ever, organised by the […]

The National Piping Centre launches new website

The National Piping Centre launches new website

The National Piping Centre today launches a new website. The website – www.bagpipe.news is a free news magazine which aims to include daily content for the piping world. The website will be a separate entity to the centre’s current website which exists to promote the organisation’s tuition and hospitality services. […]

Skye Games entry forms

Skye Games entry forms

The piping competitions at Skye Highland Games take place on August 6-7. Entry forms for the Dunvegan Medal and light music competitions will be accepted in the two months between the beginning of April and the end of May with a list of successful applicants and a reserve list (if […]

2020 Set Tunes

2020 Set Tunes

The Piobaireachd Society has announced the tunes required for the 2020 Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting ceòl mòr competitions. The Senior events (the Clasp at Inverness and Senior Piobaireachd at Oban) comprise some of the most demanding pieces in the repertoire whilst pipers competing for the Gold Medals and Silver […]