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.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were not able to hold the Championships in March 2021, but instead we were delighted to run the Freestyle element of the competition online. You can re-watch all the videos from the competition on our Facebook page.
Regretfully we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships to 2023. It was not a decision taken lightly and one that involved a number of considerations. You can read about the rationale behind the decision here. We very much look forward to your company at the next Championships on Sunday 12 March 2023.
1st – Skye & Lochalsh Schools
2nd – Kintyre Schools Pipe Band
3rd – Preston Lodge High School Juvenile
4th – Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band
5th – West Lothian Schools Pipe Band
6th – Royal High Pipe Band
7th – Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band
8th – Isle of Arran Music School Pipe Band
Balivanich School ABC Band
People’s Choice Award
Burntisland Schools 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.