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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 […]

Callum Beaumont and Cameron MacDougall will be battling it out on Saturday night at Heat 2 of the SPA's Knockout series.

Diary: CLASP, Lochaber date change … and more

A few items in the bagpipe.news diary for this weekend: • The organisers of the Lochaber Gathering have had to change the date of their competition to Saturday, August 24. Unfortunately, this means that it clashes with that wonderful Aberdeenshire event, the Lonach Highland Gathering. For any piper considering whether […]

Australia introduces Grade 4B

Australia introduces Grade 4B

Australia’s pipe band governing body has introduced Grade 4B to competitions down under. Pipe Bands Australia (PBA) spent a three-year reviewing its grading structures so as to align with those in Scotland and other major pipe band associations. Chris Earl, President of the PBA, said: “The adoption of Grade 4B […]