Welcome to the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships 

A day of competition and camaraderie, and a showcase for Scotland’s talented young musicians.

The 2024 event took place on Sunday 10 March at the William McIlvanney Campus in Kilmarnock.

2024 Winners 

Eilidh McLeod Endeavour Award

Lead Winner – Dumfries and Galloway Schools Pipe Band

Co- winners:

Tobermory High School

Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band


1st – St Ninian’s High School

2nd – East Dunbartonshire Schools

3rd – Ardrossan Academy

4th – Lochgilphead Joint Campus

5th – Govan Schools and Community

Junior C

1st – The Glasgow Academy

2nd – Dumfries and Galloway Schools Pipe Band

3rd – Tobermory High School

4th – James Gillespie’s High School

5th –

Freestyle Musicianship

1st – Renfrewshire Schools ‘A’

2nd – West Lothian Schools

3rd – Sgoil Bhágh a’Chaisteil

4th – Renfrewshire Schools ‘B’

5th – Sgoil Lionacleit

Junior A

1st – Fettes College

2nd – Morrison’s Academy

Junior B

1st – The High School of Glasgow

2nd – Fettes College

3rd – Gordonstoun School

4th The Edinburgh Academy ‘B’

Novice Juvenile A

1st – George Watson’s College

2nd – Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band ‘A’

3rd – Dollar Academy

Novice Juvenile B

1st – George Watson’s College

2nd – Strathallan School

3rd – Dollar Academy

4th – Skye Youth Pipe Band

5th EP – Isle of Arran Music School


1st – Dollar Academy

2nd – George Watson’s College

3rd – George Heriot’s School



We are very grateful for the generous support from our 2024 sponsors; Wallace Bagpipes, sponsors of the Junior C competition, The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, sponsors of the Freestyle competition.  Read more about our sponsors.

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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