Tag: Kilsyth Pipe Band

Kilsyth Pipe Band in 2016 playing at an event held in the town to mark the band's 125th anniversary.

More on the oldest/earliest pipe bands

Jeannie Campbell’s* article from Wednesday – The oldest civilian pipe band – has caused something of a stir with some readers. Davy Robinson from Falkirk writes: “I enjoyed reading the article but surely your headline should’ve read, ‘The earliest civilian pipe band’? After all, the Breadalbane band and the Aberfeldy […]

Breadalbane Pipe Band – possibly the oldest known civilian pipe band.

The oldest civilian pipe band

A small number of civilian pipe bands claim to be the oldest – or, at least, among the oldest. Wallacestone, Inveraray, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch, are among the small list and all four date to the mid-1880s. We think the latter two are in abeyance these days but Wallacestone is still […]