The most important stories of ’17

Published: December 29, 2017


William Ross 1902 Gold Medal sold

It turned out that the 1902 Highland Society of London Gold Medal sold in an online auction out of New York wasn’t the one won by the Willie Ross, but the thought that such a piece of piping history might be lost forever to a gold smelter upset pipers and drummers worldwide. The status of the artifact is unknown.


Piping Live! worth $4.3-million to Glasgow

A study showing that the Piping Live! festival brought in more money and goodwill than ever to the city of Glasgow was welcome to all who know what’s good for piping. The festival goes from strength to strength, making that week in August the biggest on the piping and drumming calendar.


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