Tag: Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Dumbarton, 2009. ©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 […]

It’s not the end of the Worlds

It’s not the end of the Worlds

By Stuart Letford for Bagpipe.News The confirmation that the World Pipe Band Championships (as well as the Scottish Pipe Band Championships) will not take place this year, will come as no surprse to the pipe band world. At the very least, it gives us certainty. The news seems to have […]

Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Dumbarton, 2009. ©JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news

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, […]

Sunshine in Scotland

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.