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How the memorial will look. Photo: Jenna Gearing/ACT/Eilidh's Trust/PA Wire.

Statue design for Eilidh unveiled

The design of a commemorative sculpture in memory of 14-year-old Eilidh MacLeod, who died in the Manchester terrorist bombing two years ago, has been unveiled. As requested by Eilidh’s family, the bronze sculpture does not feature a likeness of the young piper form Barra but instead features a young female […]

Marking Culloden

Marking Culloden

Tuesday, April 16, marks the 273rd anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. At the site of the battle, four miles east of Inverness, the annual memorial service organised by the Gaelic Society of Inverness will take place tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, between 10:30 and 13:30. It is an event that […]

New collection of Cape Breton pipe music

New collection of Cape Breton pipe music

A major new collection of Cape Breton pipe music has been published by Barry Shears, a leading light in Cape Breton piping. The collection comprises two volumes. Volume One contains a wealth of history and information on many of the Scottish piping families that settled in Nova Scotia such as […]

Draw for the British made

Draw for the British made

The RSPBA has made the draw for the first major pipe band championships of 2019, the British Championships which are due to take place at Paisley on Saturday, May 18. The draw (with approximate timings) is: Grade 1 1. 14:30 Field Marshal Montgomery 2. 14:40 St Laurence O’Toole3. 14:50 Scottish […]

Ulster Solos – piping draw

The piping draw for the Ulster Solos, which will be held on April 20 in Lisburn, is as follows: Ceòl Mòr A1 Beth Preston2 Kris Coyle3 Peter Donnan4 John McElmurry5 Ryan Cupples-Menendez6 Con Houlihan7 Scott McKay8 James Frazer9 Scott Wallace10 Alan Ferguson11 Ashley McMichael12 Ben Greeves Ceòl Mòr B1 Andrew […]

Photo courtesy of Cullybackey Pipe Band.

Culleybackey solos – results

Cullybackey Pipe Band held its 32nd annual solo piping and drumming competition on Saturday, April 6 at Cullybackey College, Ballymena. The results are as follows: Novice Practice Chanter – 1. Samuel Rooney, McDonald Academy; 2. Josh Anderson, Cleland Memorial; 3. Jacob Tate, Syerla; 4. Emma Boyce, McDonald Academy; 5. Billie […]

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 […]