September 30, 2022

Double Gold: a chat with newly-minted Gold Medallists Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson – Part 1

For most pipers competing solo at the top tier, there’s no more important achievement than winning one of the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medals at the Argysllshire Gathering at Oban or the Northern Meeting at Inverness. These awards are traditional history-making accomplishments dating back more...
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September 19, 2022

Piping and drumming excellence on full display as Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

Millions, if not billions, of people around the world watched as Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in a five-hour...
September 18, 2022

Pipe-pipe, pipe and drum high school: Blairgowrie looking to expand with drumming instructor

The success of the piping and drumming teaching programming at Blairgowrie High School and various primary schools in...
September 17, 2022

Angus MacColl retains Springbank Invitational title

Campbeltown, Scotland – September 17, 2022 – The usually annual Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Competition...
September 16, 2022

Cape Breton piper-historian Barry Shears releases latest collection: “Legacy”

The well-known piper and piping historian Barry Shears of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, has released his latest work:...
From the archives
August 31, 2007
PHOTOS ADDED: Liddell wins Clasp, Northern Meeting day 2
The second day of the Northern Meeting at Aviemore, Scotland, saw Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, win his first...
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September 30
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Double Gold Medallists 2022 - Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson on their historic success

Bruce Gandy - "The Eagle Pipers' Society"

Argyllshire Gathering 2022 - pipers march to the games

P-M Richard Parkes, Field Marshal Montgomery, discusses the band's 2022 World's win

Upcoming events
Army School of Piping & Highland Drumming, Inchdrewer House, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh | October 1, 2022

Captain John Maclellan MBE Piping Championships

Perth, Scotland | October 15, 2022
Glasgow Caledonian University | October 22, 2022
London Caledonian Club, Halkin Street, London, SW1 | November 5, 2022
Gettysburg Room, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | November 12, 2022

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