Welcome to the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships 

A day of competition and camaraderie, and a showcase for Scotland’s talented young musicians.

Entries are now OPEN for the 2024 event which takes place on Sunday 10 March at the William McIlvanney Campus in Kilmarnock. 

Enter the 2024 Championships

Please note, this year we have introduced a new category:  ‘Junior C’ – open to all bands with no RSPBA-registered members (except an adult instructor).  The former ‘Debut’ category has been discontinued.  Further details under Rules & Eligibility.


We are very grateful for the generous support from our 2024 sponsors; Wallace Bagpipes, sponsors of the Junior C competition, and The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, sponsors of the Freestyle competition.  Read more about our sponsors.

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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