Tag: SPA

Coronavirus: SPA, LBPS, RSPS events postponed/cancelled

Coronavirus: SPA, LBPS, RSPS events postponed/cancelled

More piping events have been either postponed or cancelled due to the concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s two competitions have been postponed and its forthcoming monthly Club Night has been cancelled. All three were due to take place at the National Piping Centre’s campuses in […]

From the archives: SPA 1984 – and controversy at the Worlds

From the archives: SPA 1984 – and controversy at the Worlds

Following on from the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) successful centenary night at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, today we feature an item from the December 1984 Piping Times. Angus J. MacLellan was President of the SPA back then and in that edition of the PT he wrote a report […]

SPA President, Tom Johnstone opens the evening with a selection of tunes.

SPA celebrates 100 years

The Scottish Pipers’ Association – one of the most prominent and historical piping organisations – marked its centenary in style last night at an informal evening of piping at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, the former College of Piping. A near capacity audience were welcomed by President, Tom Johnstone […]

Diary: Boney Invitational/SPA/the ‘Piping Times’

Diary: Boney Invitational/SPA/the ‘Piping Times’

Yesterday’s pictorial from the 2009 World Pipe Band Championships included a great photo of the late Andrew Bonar of Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. Andrew was a member of the Canadian band for many years. Before he died in 2017 at the age of 51, Andrew initiated an annual invitational […]

SPA centenary celebrations

SPA centenary celebrations

The Scottish Pipers’ Association (SPA) is to mark its centenary on January 10 – exactly 100 years since its founding in Glasgow – at The National Piping Centre Otago Street in Glasgow’s west end. All are invited. Distinguished guests are expected as well as performances from Tom Johnstone (President), Logan […]

SPA Club Night

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s monthly club night at The National Piping Centre Otago Street (formerly the College of Piping) in Glasgow’s west end; a two-minute stroll from Kelvinbridge underground station.A convivial evening of piping with occasional guest pipers playing.

SPA Club Night

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s monthly club night at The National Piping Centre Otago Street (formerly the College of Piping) in Glasgow’s west end; a two-minute stroll from Kelvinbridge underground station.A convivial evening of piping with occasional guest pipers playing.

All eyes on the Glenfiddich on Saturday

All eyes on the Glenfiddich on Saturday

This Saturday’s Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championship will once again be streamed live over the internet. The stream will be live from 09:45 on Saturday morning at www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/livestream. While the stream itself is free, donations are encouraged, with all money raised going to the Scottish Pipers’ Association (SPA), currently in […]

SPA Club Night

The Scottish Pipers’ Association’s monthly club night at The National Piping Centre Otago Street (formerly the College of Piping) in Glasgow’s west end; a two-minute stroll from Kelvinbridge underground station.A convivial evening of piping with occasional guest pipers playing.