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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 […]

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. […]

Silver Chanter 2019 line-up announced

Silver Chanter 2019 line-up announced

The 2019 Silver Chanter Piping Competition will be held in The National Piping Centre on the evening of Saturday, August 10th and becomes the first featured event in the Piping Live! Festival, thereby reaching a new and international audience. Roddy MacLeod, Principal of The National Piping Centre said: “Following the […]

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 […]

Scots Guards Knockout

Scots Guards Knockout

Cameron MacDougall won the first 2019 Knockout semi-final on Sunday, March 31 against Ross Miller. The next semi-final is Sunday, April 28 with Callum Brown V Callum Watson. Each event takes place at Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh with a 4pm start and tickets are available on the door.

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 […]