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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 […]

New Zealand results

New Zealand results

The winners of the 2019 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships are as follows: Grade 1: Canterbury Caledonian SocietyGrade 2: ILT City of InvercargillGrade 3: Scottish Society of NZGrade 4a: Scots CollegeGrade 4b: City of RotoruaJuvenile: St Andrew’s College A

The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch marching down Edinburgh's High Street for the fifth opening of the Scottish Parliament. July 2016.

Info on Black Watch pipers sought

The author of a major new book on the pipers of The Black Watch is seeking information from the families and friends of pipers who served in the regiment from 1919 till 1988. Alistair Duthie, who was himself a piper in the 1st Battalion from 1988-2008, serving latterly as Pipe […]

Duncan Johnstone results

Duncan Johnstone results

It was a great day at The National Piping Centre on Saturday 16th March for the 20th Annual Duncan Johnstone Memorial Competition. There was a huge entry, with a high standard of performance through the day. Thank you to the Competing Pipers’ Association, the stewards and all the competitors that […]

SPA Professional contest changes

SPA Professional contest changes

This year’s Scottish Pipers’ Association marks its 100th year by introducing a new format for its annual Professional solo piping contest which takes place on Saturday, April 13. The Open category has been dispensed with and instead the competition will be graded. SPA President Tom Johnstone, said: “We felt that […]