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


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



1st – Lochgilphead Joint Campus

2nd – Johnstone High School

3rd= – Renfrew High School

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



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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