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RSPBA issues COVID-19 advice for pipe bands

RSPBA issues COVID-19 advice for pipe bands

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) is advising pipe band members to acquaint themselves with the COVID-19 guidance of their respective governments ahead of a much anticipated return to pipe band practices. The guidance is of particular relevance to bands in the four constituent countries of the UK. Bands […]

Aboyne online for 2021 / Together with Music / Donald Drone

Aboyne online for 2021 / Together with Music / Donald Drone

Aboyne Highland Games will hold its piping competitions online for the second consecutive year. Entries are open now. Pipers are required to record their performances separately, upload them to YouTube then send the Unlisted urls to Jack Taylor by midnight (UK time) on July 14. The winning performances will be […]

Oban and Inverness cancelled for 2021

Oban and Inverness cancelled for 2021

The Argyllshire Gathering and The Northern Meeting will not go ahead this year. On behalf of The Northern Meeting, Alan Forbes (Piping Convenor) said in a short statement: “With great regret, the Northern Meeting Piping Committee has decided to cancel the competition again this year due to the ongoing uncertainty […]

Donald W. G. Lindsay: Piping on another planet, part 3

Donald W. G. Lindsay: Piping on another planet, part 3

It’s been 22 months since we set off for Ascension. In two more, all things being equal, we’ll arrive back in Scotland. It’s also eight months since I last wrote a ‘Piping on another planet’ blog for Bagpipe.News so now seems like a good time to round up our adventures […]

CLASP profile: Gill Cairns

CLASP profile: Gill Cairns

The next member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is Gill Cairns, who is currently domiciled in Malta. • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I’m originally from Inverness, Scotland. I’ve lived around the world, most recently in Singapore, Madrid […]

Keith Sanger: A sign of “the ‘Times”

Keith Sanger: A sign of “the ‘Times”

By Keith Sanger I first subscribed to the Piping Times in 1969 so it is possible to look back at the last half century of its publication, first as a reader and then as an occasional contributor. At the time I first subscribed, the attraction of the ‘PT’ was that […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 12

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 12

1921-1922 By Jeannie Campbell In July 1921 the regatta was revived. Though the gathering was resumed in 1919, the Royal Highland Yacht Club did not resume because Royal Highland Yacht Club maintained that September was so far on in the year that yacht owners found it “inconvenient to sail their yachts […]