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.
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. The event took place online every evening from Monday 22 March to Sunday 28 March, with 16 bands battling it out for the prizes. You can re-watch all the videos from the competition on our Facebook page Pipe Bands for Schools.
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.