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Lochaber results

Lochaber results

Sean McKeown, right, was the overall winner yesterday at the Lochaber Gathering which was held once again in the Nevis Centre in Fort William. Sean, from Ontario, beat 10 other quality competitors for the Gold Lochaber Axe for Piobaireachd. He also gained two other firsts. Earlier this year, organisers changed […]

MacColl wins 2019 Capt. John MacLellan Memorial

MacColl wins 2019 Capt. John MacLellan Memorial

[Updated with group photo] Angus D. MacColl won the 2019 Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Memorial Competition held last night at the Waldorf-Astoria Caledonia Hotel in Edinburgh His winning tune was The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairick. In the Piping Times of June 2005 Lt Col D.J.S. Murray wrote about the […]

Calum Brown takes the Lonach

Calum Brown takes the Lonach

One of Scotland’s most iconic and historic highland games, the 178th Lonach Gathering, took place today in Bellabeg in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, writes our correspondent. Bellabeg is roughly 40 miles west from Aberdeen. It was a humid and sunny day and a most enjoyable one for the large crowd. The day […]

Grampian Association (Corby) Pipe Band.

Grampian Corby recruiting

Grampian Association (Corby) Pipe Band is recruiting new players for its Grade 3 and Grade 4 bands. The English pipe band, founded in 1968, is based in the Northamptonshire town of Corby, dubbed ‘Little Scotland’ due to numbers of Scots who migrated there from the 1930s onwards to work in […]

The Duke of Argyll presents Stuart Easton with the Gold Medal and pipe banner at Oban Games 2018.

Argyllshire Gathering: Day 2 commences

Day 2 of The 2019 Argyllshire Gathering – Oban Games – gets underway this morning at Mossfield Park. The march of the stewards led by the band comprising yesterday’s competing pipers – with new Gold Medallist, Andrew Hayes in the Pipe Major position and Ben McClamrock, winner of the Silver […]

The 2019 Worlds in pictures

The 2019 Worlds in pictures

The 2019 World Pipe Band Championships concluded at 7.45pm last Saturday. 195 bands competed across the grades at this year’s event. Our photographers were on the Green to capture the day. Here is a small selection of their photographs:

World Champions 2019: Inveraray & District

World Champions 2019: Inveraray & District

Inveraray & District Pipe Band won the 2019 World Pipe Band Champions in Glasgow today. It was a day of sunny and warm weather conditions at Glasgow Green albeit windy and rainy at times. The band competed over two days against 14 other finalists in the Grade 1 competition, a […]

2019 Worlds: Friday flurries for Grade 1 bands

The 15 Grade 1 bands that entered this year’s World Pipe Band Championships kicked off their first day of competition in dreich, damp weather conditions. The bands had an MSR to play in the morning their own choice. They also chose which Medleys they would play for the afternoon. Despite […]