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SPA Professional contest – draw made

SPA Professional contest – draw made

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) annual solo piping competition for professional pipers takes place this Saturday, April 13. For the first time the contest will be split across The National Piping Centre’s two venues: the P and A grade events take place at Otago Street in Glasgow’s West End (near […]

North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band playing in Grand Central Station.

Schools bands play at NYC’s Tartan Day parade

Two pipe bands from Scottish schools took part in the annual Tartan Day parade in Manhattan, New York City at the weekend. North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band and Oban High School Pipe Band travelled to the city last week after months of fundraising for the trip. The bands were among […]

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 […]

The Grouch

The Grouch

T his photo of Chris Armstrong was taken for a Q&A in issue 73 of Piping Today magazine in 2014. In the article Chris said of himself: “Generally, my friends would describe me a crabbit individual – the clean version – (laughs) who is very intolerant of stupidity. A real […]

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 […]