The Scottish Pipers’ Association Juvenile Competition took place today, March 18, in The National Piping Centre Otago Street. There was a large entry across U13, U15 and U18 age groups which was published here. The overall winner of U13 was Rory Menzies, U15 Fraser Hamilton and U18 was Arran Green. […]
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By Jeannie Campbell MBE In mid-April 2020 an article appeared on this website about the legendary Robert Reid (1895-1965). Born in Slamannan, Scotland, Reid was one of the finest pipers of the 20th century and the most dominant piper of the 1920s and 1930s. The article that appeared – ‘The master […]
Asked about his early days in piping, Bob McFie leans back in his chair in a teaching room in The National Piping Centre Otago Street and raises his eyes to the sky. “I was six when my father gave me my first practice chanter and about nine or ten when […]
Heat 1 sees of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s prestiguous knockout series for the Piping Times Trophy. Current holder Stuart Liddell takes on Gordon McCready. The series was began in 1964 by Seumas MacNeill and the trophy was given by the Piping Times. Duncan Johnstone was the first winner.
This year’s Scottish Pipers’ Association marks its 100th year by introducing a new format for its annual Professional solo piping contest which takes place on Saturday, April 13. The Open category has been dispensed with and instead the competition will be graded. SPA President Tom Johnstone, said: “We felt that […]