Pipe Bands in Scotland

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band – established in 2013.

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Buckie and District Pipe Band – Founded in 1988.

Bucksburn and District – Aberdeen – Established 1947.

Elgin & District Pipe Band – Formed in 1975. RSPBA European Pipe Band Champions – Grade 4B 2013

Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band

Huntly and District Pipe Band – Formed in 1948 by Gordon Highlanders returning home from service in WWII.



Stonehaven Pipe Band

Towie and District Pipe Band

Argyll and the Isles

Machrihanish Dunes Sound of Kintyre Pipe Band – Based in Campbeltown, near the Mull of Kintyre

Mid Argyll Pipe Band

Mull and Iona Pipe Band

Arran and Ayrshire

Ayr Pipe Band Society – Originally formed in 1910.

Isle of Cumbrae Pipe Band

Kilmarnock Pipe Band – Formed in 1933.

Maybole Pipe Band

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Boghall & Bathgate

Drambuie Kirkliston

Glencorse – near Penicuik

Linlithgow and District


North Berwick Pipe Band – During July & August, North Berwick Pipe Band perform in the lodge grounds at 7.30pm every Wednesday.

Penicuik & District

Stockbridge Pipe Band – 2013 G3B European and Cowal Champions. 2013 G3B Champion of Champions.

Torphichen & Bathgate

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

Glasgow Police Pipe Band

Bothwell Castle Pipe Band

Coalburn I.O.R Pipe Band – established in 1894

East Kilbride Pipe Band

Johnstone Pipe Band

Lanark and District Pipe Band

Milngavie Pipe Band – founded in 1966

The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band

Kingdom of Fife

Dunfermline District & Scottish Transport Regiment Pipe Band

Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band

Fife Police Pipe Band

Glenrothes & District Pipe Band

Kelty & Blairadam Pipe Band

Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band

Methil and District Pipe Band

City of St Andrews Pipe Band

West Fife Schools Pipe Band – are a public organisation and a charity, teaching school-age children from the West Fife area to play Great Highland Bag Pipes or Highland Drumming. They play local galas and events, and compete in RSPBA and local competitions.


Kirkwall City Pipe Band – Established 1919

Buckie and District Pipe Band – Founded in 1988

Elgin and District Pipe Band – Formed in 1975

Forres Pipe Band

Perth and Kinross

Blairgowrie, Rattray & District Pipe Band

Perth and District Pipe Band

Comrie Pipe Band

Kinross & District Pipe Band – Formed in 1946

Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band – Formed November 2004

Vale of Atholl Pipe Band – Founded in 1906

Scottish Borders



Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band – Founded in 1901.

Hawick Pipe Band

Kelso Pipe Band – Founded in 1981.


Scottish Highlands

Lochaber Pipe Band

Lochaber Schools Pipe Band


Wick RBLS Pipe Band

Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire

Camelon and District Pipe Band – Based in Falkirk.

Clackmannanshire Pipe Band

Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band – Established in 1977

Scottish Pipe Band Organisations

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association

Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch – RSPBA

Glasgow and West of Scotland – RSPBA

Lothian and Borders Branch – RSPBA

North of Scotland Branch – RSPBA

Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust – SSPDT

Pipe Band Information

The College of Piping – 16-24 Otago St., Glasgow G12 8JH

Pipefest – The Home of Massed Band Events.

Pipes|Drums – Piping publication.

The Bagpipes go to the Movies – This website lists and comments upon many movies in which bagpipes appear.

Drum Major – A website aimed at Drum Majors worldwide.

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