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Scots Guards Knockout draw

Scots Guards Knockout draw

The pipers who will battle it out over the next stage of the Scots Guards Association’s popular Knockout series are: October 27 – Brighde Chaimbeul and Jamie Elder;November 24 – Lewis Russell and John Dew;January 26, 2020. Angus McColl Jnr. and Calum Wynd;February 23 – Calum Brown and Bradley Parker. […]

Dr Kenneth MacKay tribute planned this weekend

Dr Kenneth MacKay tribute planned this weekend

A tribute to Dr Kenneth MacKay will be held this Saturday (21st) in the highland village where he lived and worked for many years. Dr Kenneth MacKay was an important piping figure during the post-War years. Born in Ross-shire at the turn of the 20th century he lived and worked […]

J. David Hester, 1962-2019

Dr. J. David Hester, piper, pibroch scholar and enthusiast, died suddenly on September 12. He was 57 and lived in Baltimore, Maryland. David was the main figure behind the alt.pibroch website through which he, along with Barnaby Brown, promoted pibroch interpretation by “making challenging historical material easier to find, understand […]

PBA AGM re-elects leadership team

PBA AGM re-elects leadership team

Pipe Bands Australia’s leadership team was re-elected at the organisation’s AGM on September 13. Pipe Bands Australia’s (PBA) is the governing body for Australia’s six pipe band associations (comprising 110 bands) and at the AGM, two members from each association has a vote. The AGM and conference is a biennial […]

MacColl overall at Springbank

MacColl overall at Springbank

Angus MacColl, pictured right, was the overall winner at the 20th annual Springbank Invitational which was held today at the Seafield Hotel in Campbeltown , Argyll, Scotland. The other invited pipers were: Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod, Iain Speirs, Callum Beaumont, Finlay Johnston, Glenn Brown and Peter McCalister. Results: […]

Brian Lamond today at Pitlochry.

Lamond overall at Pitlochry

Brian Lamond from Fife was the overall winner in the solo piping contests held today at a dreich Pitlochry Highland Games. MSR – 1. Calum Wynd; 2. Jonathan Simpson; 3. Craig Sutherland; 4. Bruce Erskine; 5. Donald McPhee.Judges: Barry Donaldson and Robert Wallace. 6/8 March – 1. Brian Lamond; 2. […]

Delegates from last year's workshop.

Workshop planned for instructors

A Piping and Drumming Forum and Workshop is planned this month for instructors working in schools in Scotland. This will be the third such workshop in as many years. The workshop, which takes place at The National Piping Centre’s (NPC) Glasgow city centre headquarters in McPhater Street on September 30, […]

Piping Secretary, Murray Henderson presents overall Open champion, Pipe Major Ben Duncan with the Angus Hotel Challenge Shield.

Ben Duncan overall at Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie Highland Games took place on Sunday in conditions that were “almost perfect,” writes our correspondent. Entries were the highest ever at this popular Perthshire event and the standard was high. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (SCOTS DG) won the Open overall title and Brodie Watson-Massey won the Jimmy McGregor Memorial […]

Shotts: Graham Drummond appointed Pipe Sergeant

Shotts: Graham Drummond appointed Pipe Sergeant

Graham Drummond has joined Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia as Pipe Sergeant. Drummond (27) has spent the previous decade with Field Marshal Montgomery (FMM). Drummond, pictured right, joins friend and former FMM band member, Emmett Conway, in the leadership team at Shotts. Conway, who last September succeeded Ryan Canning as Pipe […]