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Benchmark study

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Jonathon Simpson plays in the Hornpipe & Jig competition at the 2019 Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Piping Championship held at the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming in Edinburgh.

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 24

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 24

1952 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1952 the newspapers reported that the Duchess of Argyll was indisposed at Inveraray Castle so the Duke was unable to attend the Gathering. There was an attendance of 600 at the ball on the first evening of the Gathering. Competitors entering the Open ceòl […]

Book review: ‘Hector of the Glens’

Book review: ‘Hector of the Glens’

By Stuart Letford and Dan Nevans Please accept our collective apology for this review having taken so long to write. This was because one of us has only just been released from the Southern General Hospital having had his sides stitched and the other one refused to come out from […]

Scots village remembers historic regiment

Scots village remembers historic regiment

The village of Dunkeld in Perthshire, Scotland is having a Re-Enactment Day on Saturday to celebrate the connection of the historic Scottish Horse regiment to the area. The Scottish Horse was a Yeomanry regiment of the British Army’s Territorial Army raised by John Murray, the Marquess of Tullibardine (later the […]

CLASP profile: Martha Hall

CLASP profile: Martha Hall

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?My name is Martha Srisamai Hall and I am originally from Upland, California. While in middle school, I heard bagpipes for the first time at an Upland High School football game. The summer before my first year of high school […]

George goes global with his moisture trap

George goes global with his moisture trap

Veteran Scottish piper, George Steele (80) and his moisture control product have received a glowing write-up in an online newspaper in Virginia, USA. The South Uist native splits his time between homes in Glasgow and Fredericksburg and has done for many years. When he is not perfecting his moisture control […]

Peel Police, Boyd on top at Cobourg Games

Peel Police, Boyd on top at Cobourg Games

Peel Regional Police won the Grade 2 competition at Cobourg Highland Games which took place yesterday in the picturesque town north east of Toronto and beside the shores of Lake Ontario. Andrea Boyd was the overall winner of the solo piping competition held for professional pipers. It was the first […]