News
August 12, 2022

World’s returns in a blaze of sunshine with first round of Grade 1 events

After missing the last two years due to the pandemic, the World Pipe Band Championships returned to Glasgow Green in spectacularly warm, sunny and parched conditions. Sales of sun cream and tanning lotion were brisk, as temperatures soared (for Glasgow) to 29°C with many of the 14 Grade 1 bands
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Reviews
August 10, 2022

‘Yeah, I was there.’ John Cairns reviews Inveraray & District’s pre-World’s concert, ‘A Night in That Land’

“A Night in That Land” Inveraray & District Glasgow Royal Concert Hall August 10, 2022 Reviewed by John...
Reviews
August 10, 2022

Review: Connor Sinclair’s Piping Live! Lunchtime Recital

Connor Sinclair Piping Live! 2022 Lunchtime Recital National Piping Centre 1-2 pm, August 10, 2022 Reviewed by Neil...
Reviews
August 10, 2022

Review: Donald MacPherson: A Celebration

Donald MacPherson: A Celebration National Piping Centre August 10, 2022 The 100th birth-year of Donald MacPherson, one...
Features
August 9, 2022

Piping Live! – Tuesday Photo Feature by Alister Sinclair

Piping Live! is back in full force and that means our favourite Scottish photographer Alister Sinclair is out there...
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Features
August 31, 2004
(Updated) Pre-World’s Grade 1 band practice schedules
Our guide to finding your favourite bands
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August 13, 1949
Glasgow Police win World Pipe Band Championship, Edinburgh.
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