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Changes to the London Competition announced

Changes to the London Competition announced

This year’s London Competition will be held in The Caledonian Club in Halkin Street, London, a spokesman for organisers, the Scottish Piping Society of London (SPSL), said today. In addition, the prestigious Bratach Gorm event will take place on the evening of Friday, November 1 rather than on the Saturday […]

Arisaig: MacColl overall

Arisaig: MacColl overall

Angus D. MacColl was the overall winner at the annual Arisaig Highland Games yesterday (July 31). Weather conditions were mostly dull but warm at the coastal Lochaber township. The games took place, as ever, at Traigh Farm. Ceòl Mòr – 1. Angus D. MacColl (The Battle of the Pass of […]

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

A plaque is to be unveiled in Edinburgh tomorrow [Thursday] by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon to commemorate Elizabeth (Bessie) Watson, the young piper who was Scotland’s youngest Suffragette. The ceremony will take place at The Edinburgh City Youth Cafe at 11-15 Vennel near the city centre. The building is […]

Grand Aggregate Awards piping winners at the 2019 British Columbia Pipers’ Association events announced at the Pacific Northwest Highland Games last weekend in Enumclaw, WA.

Pacific Northwest Highland Games results

A total of 118 solo players and 12 bands competed at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Highland Games which took place last weekend in warm, sunny weather at the Enumclaw Expo Center in Enumclaw (south of Seattle) in Washington state, USA. The event concluded with the announcement of the BCPA season-long […]

Coventry Pipe Band.

Corby results

The results from the recent pipe band and solo piping competition held at Corby in Northamptonshire, England are as follows: BANDS:Grade 2, Medley – 1. City of London.Grade 3, MSR – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Scunthorpe & District.Grade 3, Medley – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Nottinghamshire Police; 3. […]

St Andrews results; Airth

St Andrews results; Airth

The results from the solo piping contests held today at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland are: March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (in action today, right); 2. Brian Lamond; 3. Greig Canning; 4. Robbie MacIsaac. Strathspey & Reel – 1. Brian Lamond; 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 3. Robbie […]

Inveraray: 2019 Scottish champions

Inveraray: 2019 Scottish champions

Inveraray & District won the Grade 1 title at today’s Scottish Pipe Band Championships held at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton, Scotland. Twelve bands competed. Weather conditions were atrocious and the RSPBA made the decision at 4.30pm to cancel the March Past. The Pipe Majors and Leading Drummers assembled at the […]

Grey wins Sollas composing competition

Grey wins Sollas composing competition

Michael Grey of Ontario, Canada (pictured, right) is the winner of the composing contest held to mark the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Sollas. The contest carried a cash prize of £250. The battle (‘Blar Shollash’ in Gaelic) took place in August 1849 in the Sollas district of North […]

Nicol-Brown invitational date

Nicol-Brown invitational date

The 37th Nicol-Brown invitational solo piping competition for amateurs will be held on Saturday, October 12. The venue is , as usual, the First Reformed Church of Scotia in Scotia, New York. On the night before, a fundraising-concert will take place in Troy Music Hall with proceeds going towards funding […]

New Donald MacLeod book to be published

New Donald MacLeod book to be published

A new publication containing all of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod’s piobaireachd compositions is to be published in time for this year’s Piping Live! festival. In the late 1970s, the legendary piper from the Isle of Lewis published Book 1 of his compositions. Sadly, there was to be no follow up […]