Welcome to the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.

What a fantastic day at Inveralmond Community High School on Sunday 11th March!  Sixty-two bands travelled from all over Scotland to test their skills, as well as 20 quartets competing for the first time.  Freestyle ensembles entertained an audience that packed the main theatre during the afternoon with a fusion of instruments, dancers, singers and music styles.
We welcomed the First Minister who met many of the pupils and parents during the day, and presented the prizes.

Championships 2018 results

Juvenile

1st – Dollar Academy

2nd – North Lanarkshire Schools

3rd – George Watson’s College

 

Novice Juvenile A

1st – George Watson’s College

2nd – Dollar Academy

3rd – Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band

 

Novice Juvenile B

1st – North Lanarkshire Schools

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – Dollar Academy

 

Quartet

1st – Lochgilphead Joint Campus

2nd – Johnstone High School

3rd= – Renfrew High School

3rd= – St Andrew’s RC High School, Kirkcaldy

 

Debut

1st – Balfron High School

2nd – Aberdeenshire Schools

3rd – Inverkeithing High School

 

Junior B

1st – St Columba’s School

2nd – Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band

3rd – Fettes College

 

Junior A

1st – Fettes College

2nd – Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

3rd – Gordonstoun School

 

Freestyle Musicianship

1st – Preston Lodge High School

2nd – Gordonstoun School

3rd – Sgoil Lionacleit

 

Eilidh MacLeod Endeavour Award

Ullapool & District Junior Pipe Band

 

 

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.

Thank you to the following organisations who are supporting the 2018 Championships:

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