Welcome to the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

The Championships is a showcase of the talent of our young musicians designed to promote the playing of our national instruments.

The second Sunday in March sees hundreds of young people from across Scotland, and sometimes further afield, come together for a day of music, friendship and fun.

Apply now for The 2020 Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships which will take place on Sunday 8th March at The William McIlvanney Campus in Kilmarnock.


2019 Championships: The day 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 participating schools

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