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NPC concludes redundancy consultation – 27 staff affected

NPC concludes redundancy consultation – 27 staff affected

A total of 27 members of staff at the National Piping Centre have been made redundant as a result of reduced activity across the board caused by coronavirus pandemic. The organisation said today in a statement: “The National Piping Centre (NPC) announced on September 1, 2020 that it had commenced […]

Willie Ross teaching in Dundee

Willie Ross teaching in Dundee

By Jeannie Campbell MBE Some time ago, Mrs Gatens from Fife donated some piping memorabilia to the Museum of Piping at the College of Piping (now at the National Piping Centre). The items belonged to her late husband, Ernest D. Gatens. Among the books and chanters were some other interesting […]

Registrations open for NYPBoS’ Hebrides programme

Registrations open for NYPBoS’ Hebrides programme

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS) begins an online teaching programme next month for youngsters in the Hebrides, the islands off Scotland’s west coast. From Monday 12 to Friday 16, a series of live sessions, (using Zoom videoconference software), tutorials and online music making with some guest musicians […]

Prizewinners and judges at Saturday's competitions.

Wellington Pipers’ Club results / Alex Duncan funeral

Stuart Easton and Willliam Rowe were the prizewinners at Wellington Pipers’ Club’s annual solo piping competitions held at Scots College in the New Zealand city on Saturday. The competitions were held in person due to the New Zealand government’s success in handling the cornovarius pandemic. Easton, of Palmerston North won […]

Applications invited for the 2020 virtual Balmoral Classic

Applications invited for the 2020 virtual Balmoral Classic

Applications are now open to pipers and drummers wishing to compete at the 14th annual Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Highland Piping Championships, which is being held virtually. Applications are due on October 14 and video recordings due between November 4 and 8. There is a limit of 15 piping […]

Jack Lee competing at the 2017 Glenfiddich.

Pipers’ choice

The Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship was established in 1974 to “inspire and stimulate the world’s finest individual pipers and to seek the best overall exponents of ceòl mòr and ceòl beag.” From the start, the event was a success and it remains the last supreme solo piping championship of the […]