Tag: RSPBA

RSPBA: OSCR closes its file

RSPBA: OSCR closes its file

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has confirmed to bagpipe.news that it will not proceed with a formal inquiry into the financial affairs the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.” Its spokesman, Ian Grieve said in a statement: “‘OSCR has reviewed the requested information provided by the charity and […]

That was 2019 – and Happy New Year to you!

That was 2019 – and Happy New Year to you!

By Stuart Letford (for bagpipe.news) I don’t know about you but that was a quick year. It does not seem like nearly a year since I sat in  The Mackintosh Church in Maryhill, Glasgow to enjoy the ‘Seinn Air A ‘Phiob’ show held during Celtic Connections.  All too soon, the […]

Trevor Dear, 1939-2019

Trevor Dear, 1939-2019

Trevor Dear, a long-term and well respected RSPBA judge, has died. He was 79 and died yesterday in hospital. Dear was an RSPBA adjudicator for many years, retiring after the 2014 season when he reached 75. On retiring he was made an Honorary Life Member of the RSPBA. Prior to […]

Simon Fraser University competing at the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships.

Variation in pipe band competition results and difficulties of change

By Alistair Aitken OBE Differences in pipe band competition results have always been a problem and probably always will be. It is an issue being addressed continually in adjudicator training as human nature tends to immediately focus minds on the credibility of the adjudication process and the abilities of the […]