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SLoT: 2019 UK Champions

SLoT: 2019 UK Champions

In wet and dull weather conditions today at Lurgan Park in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band (SLoT) won the 2019 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships. The Dublin-based band also took the drumming prize. Twelve bands competed in Grade 1. Also of note, all the top prizes […]

2020 May Bank Holiday moved for VE Day anniversary

2020 May Bank Holiday moved for VE Day anniversary

Scotland will follow England and Wales in moving next year’s early May Bank Holiday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The early May Bank Holiday in 2020 will therefore move from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8. Bank holidays are a devolved issue in Scotland. A spokesman […]

Kinlochard Gathering entry form

Kinlochard Gathering entry form

The Kinlochard Gathering takes place on Sunday, July 14. This is always an enjoyable community gala day/mini Highland Games held in The Trossachs village of Kinlochard. Pipers assemble at the Forest Hills Hotel in the village and lead a parade to the games field at 11:30. The main event opens […]

Name that tune!

Name that tune!

Ahead of this Sunday’s ‘March for Men’ event in Glasgow, Wilson Brown (pictured right) is auctioning off a tune he composed for the fundraising event. As we reported last Wednesday, Wilson is undertaking a walk on Sunday to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. The event takes place at Pollok […]

Europeans: chieftain announced

Europeans: chieftain announced

Inverness’ first female Provost has been chosen as the Chieftain for the European Pipe Band Championships. Councillor Helen Carmichael said she was honoured to be asked to fulfil the role. The competition takes place on Saturday, June 29 at the town’s Bught Park. She said: “It really is a tremendous […]

Georgetown results

Georgetown results

Saturday at the Georgetown Highland Games in Georgetown, Ontario was a fairly busy day, writes Chris Buchanan, President of the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario. We had 32 bands from Canada and the United States across five grades, with the City of Dunedin winning the Grade 1 contest. […]

Solo results: Ardrossan and Strathmore

Solo results: Ardrossan and Strathmore

Ardrossan Highland Games took place today (9th) at Ardrossan Memorial Playing Fields in the Ayrshire town. In the Junior solo piping it was another good day for Bobby Allen with two first and a second in the 18 Years & Under category. The teenager from Chryston in North Lanarkshire has […]

Beaumont goes through in SPA’s Knockout, heat 2

Beaumont goes through in SPA’s Knockout, heat 2

Callum Beaumont goes through to the next round of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s Knockout series. In what was another narrow result in this current series, the Bo’ness piper prevailed over Cameron MacDougall last night at The National Piping Centre Otago Street. Beaumont showed no signs of tiredness after journeying down […]

CLASP results from Army School contest

CLASP results from Army School contest

The results from today’s CLASP competition held at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming in Edinburgh is as follows: Full results: Grade 3 Piobaireachd – 1. Dorothy Moodie; 2. Stephen McCusker; 3. Hector Thomson.Full Piobaireachd – 1. Joe Moore; 2. Dorothy Moodie; 3. Hector Thomson.2/4 March –1. […]

Glenn Brown wins 2019 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Glenn Brown wins 2019 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Glenn Brown from Glasgow won the annual Donald MacDonald Cuach competition. His rendition of the piobaireachd Sean Chumha a Chlaidheimh (The Old Lament for the Sword) was declared the best of the evening by judge, Colin MacLellan. Fear an Tighe, Dr. Angus MacDonald introduced the pipers and their tunes to […]