Welcome to the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships 

Whilst the next Championships will be held on Sunday 13 March 2022, we are delighted to announce an online freestyle competition for 2021!

The competition will showcase, share and celebrate the talents of young musicians in Scotland’s schools.

Films produced by bands and groups will be broadcast over the weekend of 26 -28 March, when the judges’ winners will be announced, and there will be an exciting live People’s Choice Vote.

We hope you will join us!

Scottish Schools Freestyle Championships – 2021 – Online!

 More details here


2020 Winners

Eilidh MacLeod Endeavour Award

Dundee City Pipe Band


1st – Meldrum Academy B

2nd – Forres Academy

3rd – Meldrum Academy A


1st – South Ayrshire Schools/

Girvan Youth Pipe Band

2nd – Upper Nithsdale and District Schools

3rd – West Renfrewshire Schools

Freestyle Musicianship

1st – Royal High School

2nd – Sgoil Lionacleit

Joint 3rd – Renfrewshire Schools and

The High School of Glasgow

Junior A

1st – Fettes College

2nd – Dumfries and Galloway Schools

3rd – Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

Junior B

1st– Gordonstoun School

2nd – The High School of Glasgow

3rd – The Community School of Auchterarder

Novice Juvenile A

1st – Dollar Academy

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – Renfrewshire Schools

Novice Juvenile B

1st – St Columba’s School

2nd – High School of Dundee

3rd – George Watson’s College


1st – Dollar Academy

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – George Heriot’s School

The 2020 Championships in pictures






















The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust is the charity that organises the Championships. The Trust offers cash grants, guidance and bagpipe loans to help introduce piping and drumming tuition to state schools.  If you would like to know more please contact us through the SSPDT website.

2020 Winners

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