November 29, 2022

The Pipemakers: MacDougall workshop stood well into the 1980s

By Jim McGillivray Duncan and Gavin MacDougall are two of our most iconic pipemaking names. Now, photo evidence shows that the workshop in which they made many of their legendary pipes stood in the backyard of Duncan MacDougall’s former home in Aberfeldy until well into the 1980s. Lorne Cottage is a beautiful home...
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November 17, 2022

Sherriff Memorial Amateur returns to in-person for first time since 2019

The George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition is set to return to an in-person event for...
November 15, 2022

Jim Sim: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 1

A quick look at his back-story, and you will realize that Jim Sim is a person of commitment: A member of only two...
November 14, 2022

British Championships under review as Inverclyde Council reportedly declines to bid for 2023 event

Inverclyde Council became something of a knight in shining armour for pipe bands when it came in to rescue 2022 British...
November 14, 2022

New Zealand & South Pacific Pipe Band Championships shaping up with strong Australian entry

Some 47 bands from across Australasia have so far entered for the biannual 2023 New Zealand & South Pacific Pipe...
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March 3, 2019
Toronto Knockout videos: the prizewinners
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