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 take place on Sunday 8th March 2020.


2019 Championships: The day in pictures



2019 Winners

Eilidh MacLeod Endeavour Award

Sanquhar and Upper Nithsdale


1st – Johnstone High School

2nd – St Andrew’s RC High School

3rd – Lochgilphead Community Campus ‘A’


1st – Isle of Bute Schools

2nd – Kilmarnock Schools

3rd – Tynecastle High School

Freestyle Musicianship

1st – Dollar Academy

2nd – Sgoil Lionacleit

3rd – Preston Lodge High School


Junior A

1st – Fettes College

2nd – Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

3rd – Morrison’s Academy


Junior B

1st– Dumfries & Galloway Schools

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – St Columba’s School


Novice Juvenile A

1st – George Watson’s College

2nd – West Lothian Schools

3rd – Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band


Novice Juvenile B

1st – St Columba’s School

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – Dollar Academy


1st – Dollar Academy

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – George Heriot’s School



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.

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