Calum Brown takes the Lonach

Calum Brown takes the Lonach

One of Scotland’s most iconic and historic highland games, the 178th Lonach Gathering, took place today in Bellabeg in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, writes our correspondent. Bellabeg is roughly 40 miles west from Aberdeen. It was a humid and sunny day and a most enjoyable one for the large crowd. The day […]

Grampian Association (Corby) Pipe Band.

Grampian Corby recruiting

Grampian Association (Corby) Pipe Band is recruiting new players for its Grade 3 and Grade 4 bands. The English pipe band, founded in 1968, is based in the Northamptonshire town of Corby, dubbed ‘Little Scotland’ due to numbers of Scots who migrated there from the 1930s onwards to work in […]

Oban: Day 2 results

Oban: Day 2 results

Day 2 of the 2019 Argyllshire Gathering was held today in drizzly and windy conditions at Mossfield Park, Oban, Scotland. Sarah Muir from Campbeltown, Scotland won the A Grade March, Cameron MacDougall from Nigg, Scotland won the B Grade March, Greig Canning from Fife, Scotland the B Grade Strathspey & […]

The Duke of Argyll presents Stuart Easton with the Gold Medal and pipe banner at Oban Games 2018.

Argyllshire Gathering: Day 2 commences

Day 2 of The 2019 Argyllshire Gathering – Oban Games – gets underway this morning at Mossfield Park. The march of the stewards led by the band comprising yesterday’s competing pipers – with new Gold Medallist, Andrew Hayes in the Pipe Major position and Ben McClamrock, winner of the Silver […]

The 2019 Worlds in pictures

The 2019 Worlds in pictures

The 2019 World Pipe Band Championships concluded at 7.45pm last Saturday. 195 bands competed across the grades at this year’s event. Our photographers were on the Green to capture the day. Here is a small selection of their photographs:

Dougie MacLean.

Dougie MacLean brings 2019 Piping Live! to a close

Scottish folk singer, Dougie MacLean brought the 2019 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival to a close this evening. The Perthshire based singer was joined in the Main Auditorium of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by piping ensemble, Tryst. MacLean began his show with three songs on his own before being […]

L-R: Simon McKerrell, Bradley Parker, Gordon Duncan Jnr. and Hervé le Floc’h.

Bradley Parker wins annual Gordon Duncan Memorial

Bradley Parker from Portavogie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland won the 2019 annual Gordon Duncan Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition held this afternoon at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. The other two invited pipers this year were Simon McKerrell (Scotland) and Hervé le Floc’h (Brittany) A capacity crowd heard […]

Sandy Cameron.

Results from Glenfinnan

The weather held out for most of the day with a couple of heavy showers at the end of the competition. Five played in the juniors and eight in the seniors. Ceòl Mòr – 1. Sandy Cameron; 2. Dan Lyden; 3. Archie Drennan.March – 1. Jason Craig; 2. Dan Lyden; […]

World Champions 2019: Inveraray & District

World Champions 2019: Inveraray & District

Inveraray & District Pipe Band won the 2019 World Pipe Band Champions in Glasgow today. It was a day of sunny and warm weather conditions at Glasgow Green albeit windy and rainy at times. The band competed over two days against 14 other finalists in the Grade 1 competition, a […]