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.

The next Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships will be held on Sunday 13 March 2022. Regretfully, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be holding the Championships in 2021, but we look forward to a fantastic celebration, with you, in 2022. 

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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