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SPA votes Logan Tannock as new President

SPA votes Logan Tannock as new President

Logan Tannock was voted the new President of the Scottish Pipers’ Association at the organisation’s annual general meeting last night. Logan, who lives in Clackmannanshire in central Scotland, takes over from Tom Johnstone who did not seek re-nomination. Logan was previous Vice-President. Logan is well known face in the piping […]

RSPBA: OSCR closes its file

RSPBA: OSCR closes its file

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has confirmed to bagpipe.news that it will not proceed with a formal inquiry into the financial affairs the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.” Its spokesman, Ian Grieve said in a statement: “‘OSCR has reviewed the requested information provided by the charity and […]

Pipe Major James Robertson, from the cover of the June 1961 'Piping Times'.

P.M. James Robertson’s family / Ali Levack / Irish Piobaireachd Society

Tobar an Dualchais, the archival project that digitises, catalogues and disseminates Gaelic and Scots sound recordings online, is seeking information on the surviving family of Pipe Major James Robertson, Gordon Highlanders (b. 1886-d. 1961).  Recordings of Robertson, the composer of Farewell to the Creeks, have been discovered – both spoken […]

September 18, 2018. Inchdrewer House, home of the The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. Pipe Major Ross McCrindle holds his Northern Meeting Silver Medal.

Army School to mark 20 years at Inchdrewer House

A commemorative dinner is being held tomorrow night at Inchdrewer House in Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, the home of the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. The dinner is to mark 20 years of the Army School moving there from its previous home, Edinburgh Castle. Many retired Army officers, […]

Alisdair McLaren. Photo: Piping Hot Photos

Alisdair McLaren to return home to Australia

Alisdair McLaren, who last September succeeded Iain MacPherson as Pipe Major of Glasgow Police Pipe Band, has stepped down ahead of a return home to western Australia. A spokesman for the band said in a statement: “Glasgow Police Pipe Band announce [sic] that Pipe Major Alisdair McLaren has, with regret […]

Scots Guards KO: MacColl Jnr through to semis

Scots Guards KO: MacColl Jnr through to semis

Jimmy Banks of the Scots Guards Association reports: “Angus MacColl Jnr won through to the semi final of our Knockout competition, beating Callum Wynd on Sunday. We had good audience of approximately 45 who listened to some very good piping,  “The next quarter final heat sees Callum Brown and Bradley […]