Tag: Iain Bell

Iain Lowther appointed at QVS / Donald Drone

Iain Lowther appointed at QVS / Donald Drone

Iain Lowther has been appointed as the new Piping Instructor at Queen Victoria School, Dunblane. He takes over from Gordon Ross, ex-Gordon Highlanders. Iain, pictured, taught piping at The National Piping Centre (TNPC) after retiring from the Army where he was a Scots Guards Pipe Major. He is also the […]

Keep making good friends in your own ‘piping times’

Keep making good friends in your own ‘piping times’

After only two days, the National Piping Centre’s crowdfunder target for the project to digitise the Piping Times and Piping Today magazines has reached one third. It would appear that this campaign is clearly resonating with the piping world. For younger readers, it may be instructive for us to take […]

Donald Drone on pipeline / SFU’s

Donald Drone on pipeline / SFU’s

• Our thanks go once again to the indefatigable Iain Bell for this month’s Donald Drone cartoon strip. Kevin MacLean of Simon Fraser University Pipe Band sent us this video of the Canadian Grade 1 band’s latest virtual recording. The band recently recorded Finlay MacDonald’s composition for his son, Elliot […]

Glasgow Police competing at the 2019 European Pipe Band Championships held at Bught Park.

Europeans cancelled; plus more games fall

Unsurprisingly, the European Pipe Band Championships has been cancelled for 2021. The news comes two days after the announcement that the British and the UK Championships were cancelled. The ‘Europeans’ were scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 21 at Bught Park, Inverness, but with uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions and […]

Burns Suppers zoom past

Burns Suppers zoom past

Despite the restrictions placed on us all by the coronovirus pandemic, many a Burns Supper took place around the world last night. All were held online, of course. More will take place tonight and tomorrow. For a couple of members of the Bagpipe.News team who ‘attended’ events last night, the […]