It’s Hogmanay 2022, and this evening we look back ten years to photos from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton on May 19, 2012. Field Marshal Montgomery won Grade 1, followed by ScottishPower, Inveraray, Strathclyde Police, St Laurence O’Toole and Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia. Glasgow Skye won Grade 2, […]
Grade 1 photos from the Scottish Pipe Band Championship 2022
The Scottish Pipe Band Championships were held on Saturday, July 30, at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton. Photos: JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news
Pipe Major Don Bradford
This photo is from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton, back on May 16, 2009 when the Scottish was the first major of the season. The first major of 2022 will be the British Championships at Battery Park, Greenock on May 21. Don Bradford was P/M of Strathclyde Police […]
Pipe band retro pictorial: the Scottish 2009
We take another look back over the decade about to end, this time featuring the 2009 Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton. In 2009, the Scottish was held on May 16 and was the first major championship of the season. Field Marshal Montgomery won Grade 1, Inveraray won Grade 2, […]
A happy pipe major!
Smiling through the rain
Water in your whisky?
Kris Maxwell of the Kilchoman Isle of Islay Pipe Band plays through the rain at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton, 2019
Strathclyde Police in 2009
Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, led by pipe major Don Bradford, leave the tuning area at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton in 2009
Sunshine in Scotland
Two young pipers from Kintyre Schools Pipe Band squinting through the strong sunshine at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton in 2010. Warm sunshine at pipe band competitions is such a rare occurrence that those days tend to stay in the memory.