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Scotia Pipers

Pipers

  • Steven Dewar

    Steven Dewar has been playing the bagpipes since 1984, he started playing when he was only 8 years old. Originally receiving private tuition from Andre Donaldson, father of the legendary Brian Donaldson.
  • Alan Gagan

    Alan started to learn to play the bagpipes at the age of 7 and was competing by the the age of 9 Alan as travelled the length and breadth of england and scotland performing at most social functions and competions Alan as supplied his piping skills to granada tv and bbc radio and recently performed at tony and carlas weddings on coronation street Current customers include Rod Stewart, Manchester United, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Visit Scotland tourist board plus many more agencys and corporate companys
  • Alan J Harrison

    I have been playing the Scottish Great Highland bagpipes for over 40 years and have played at countless occasions, functions and celebrations such as - weddings, birthday parties, ladies nights, Burns nights, ceilidhs etc to  TV and radio, orchestral performances, international music and dance festivals and pipe band competitions in Britain, America, Canada and almost every European country.
  • Alan Lochore

    I currently play with The House Of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band Grade 1. I have a wealth of experience playing for weddings, birthdays, highland dancers, and live TV. I pride myself on being immaculately dressed, punctual and give every event a personal touch.  I play a wide repertoire of music and endeavour to ensure you are completely satisfied with my part in your special occasion or event.  
  • Alastair Dunn

    He is a frequent prize winner on the Professional solo circuit with his main successes including the Gold and Silver Medals, Northern Meeting; Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering, Metro Cup Piobaireachd, New York and the A Grade Piobaireachd, London.
  • Alistair McNeil

    I have been playing pipes since I was 7 years old and was initially taught by the late PM Duncan Brown and then Pat Clark. I live in the greater Glasgow area, have been a regular on the Pipe Band circuit for 17 years and have played in Grades 3, 2 and 1. Available for dinners, weddings, Burns/St Andrews nights (can also address haggis) and all social occasions.
  • Andrew Elliott

    My name is Andrew Elliott and I started piping at age 12 at Alva Academy under the instruction of Mr. Logan Tannock (him self an award winning piper). I then played with the local pipe bands, where gained considerable experience in both competing and performing. Finishing high school I then enlisted in to the British army.
  • Andy Low

    Wedding Piper in Stirling Bagpiper Andy started piping at the age of seven under the tutor Dougie McNichol at Camelon Pipe Band in Falkirk, and moved with him to Linlithgow and District. Still being young he transferred to the Stirling and District Schools Pipe Band under P.M. Sandy Davidson. With them he traveled to the Millennium Dome in London in 2000.  He also performed at a Scottish festival in Belgium.
  • Andy Potter

    I am currently a serving soldier who is based in Dorset.  This gives me a large proportion of the South of England that is easily within reach of myself.  London, Bristol, Plymouth are all within 2 hours.  Since 1992 I have played a set of full silver Henderson Bagpipes with a David Naill Pipe Chanter.
  • Bernard Adam

    Bernard is from Lochore in Fife. Introduced to the chanter by P/M Bob Shepherd MBE at the age of 10, he was soon after taught by P/M Tom Brown, starting out competing with the Lochgelly High School Pipe Band, with whom he won the Scottish, British, European, Cowal and World Championships twice over in 1996 and 1997. Bernard was also pipe major of the juvenile band from 2000-2005. He then moved on to Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band, a natural progression with Lochgelly being a feeder band for Dysart at the time.
  • Bill Fernie

    Bill is a Fifer living down in Nottingham. He currently plays with Nottinghamhshire Police Pipe Band.
  • Bruce Short

    Grade 1 piper based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Bruce has been playing the pipes since the age of 8. He is available for a wide variety of occasions, including Weddings, New Year Parties, Birthdays and Dinners. From 2006 until 2013, Bruce travelled to Bathgate to play at the highest level with the Grade 1 Torphichen and Bathgate Pipe Band.
  • Bryan Spears

    Bryan lives in Burntisland with his wife and kids. He currently plays with the Grade 1 Fife Constabulary Pipe Band. Previous to this he had some years with the Vale of Atholl. 
  • Chris Thomson

    Chris grew up in the Scottish Highlands, learning his early piping discipline with Dr. Kenneth Mackay and the local Strathspey Royal British Legion Pipe Band, an experience compounded over several years in Glasgow & Strathclyde University Officer Training Corps Pipes & Drums where he served as Pipe Sergeant and honed his skills as a regular solo piper at countless formal military dinners and ceremonies.
  • Colin Page

    Colin lives in Lochgelly with his wife and three children. He has been a keen piper for many years starting out as a lad with the local Ballingary High School Pipe Band. This was a very successful band wining many major championships in their grade. He went on to play with the senior band of the same organisation, which was the Dyasrt and Dundonald Pipe Band. He played with the band in a very successful era before venturing up the M90 to play with the Robert Wiseman Dairies Pipe Band from Perthshire with whom he still plays along with his family.
  • David Burnside

    David Burnside is an excellent young Grade 1 piper with a wide range of experience. He is available for any occasion including Weddings, Burns Suppers, Dinners, Birthdays or any other event.
  • David Clark

    From the heart of the Burns country in Ayrshire, former Pipe Major of the grade 1 band Ayr Pipe Band Society. Now teach in the Boys Bridgade returning some of my skills to the youth of to-day. Standards Convener of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Music Board and member of their Adjudicator Panel  
  • David Hunter

    David Hunter is an excellent young piper and traditional musician.  Playing highland bagpipes, scottish smallpipes, border pipes and whistles.  David has performed all over the world for both Royalty & International Delegates.  He has recently performed at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland.  He currently plays with the Royal Air Force Leuchars Pipe and Drums and is a former member of the World Famous Mains of Fintry Pipe Band.  
  • David MacKenzie

    David stems from the highlands of Scotland where he learned the bagpipes. He served with the Queens Own Highlanders and successfully completed his Pipe Majors certification during his tenure. David has played at the highest level and in many different countries. David has also competed in solo competition and pipe band competition from Grade 4 up to Grade 1. David now lives in South Lanarkshire and is establishing himself in the wedding circuit.
  • David Robertson

    David Robertson living in  Auchtermuchty Fife. I have been Bagpiping for over 35 years in various Pipe bands and the last 15 years as a member of the Territorial Army. I have vast experience of  playing at weddings , funerals ,state occasions, tattoos ,private functions, television and parties. My piping career started with the  Boys Brigade and have included tuition from Donald MacPHERSON and laterely from Brian Donaldson. FILM CREDITS include "THE RAILWAY MAN" 2013 with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman    
  • Derek Milmoor

    Hello My name as Derek Millmoor. I am a Full Time experienced piper with a Happy outgoing personality. Having played the bagpipes for many years and have played for various functions throughout the country, enabling me to gain experience in making your occasion even more special with the unique effect the pipes create.
  • Doug Cameron

    Dougie Cameron is a traditional Scottish piper who was born in Aberdeen in 1953. He has been playing a full set of bagpipes since he was 6 years old. At age 11 he became the youngest ever person to win the Gaelic Mod in Aberdeen. At 17 he joined the RAF and played at many events the most memorable of which includes piping the squadron colours into the officers' mess for the 65th anniversary of 203 squadron, playing for Prince Charles in Singapore in 1975 and for the Queen on her Silver Jubilee in 1977.
  • Douglas Adam

    Starting at the age of 9 years, Douglas' talent took him on a piping journey from the 108th Boys Brigade through to competing at the highest level in Grade 1 with the world renowned Polkemmet Pipe Band and laterly with the grade 2 Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band where he won the World and Scottish Championships.  
  • Duncan Nicholson

    I have 30 years experience of playing the bagpipes and performing. I have toured the world playing the pipes and have been a member of folk groups Train Journey North, Canterach, The Tannahill Weavers, Skipinnish, The Vatersay Boys, and Skerryvore. I have also played on accordion player Garry Innes album "How's the Craic".   I can also play whistle, low whistle and Irish pipes if requested.  
  • Ed Arnold

    I have been playing for nearly 20 years. I have performed with several pipe bands and competed with Ashbourne Pipes and Drums.
  • Gavin Moffat

    Since enlisting as a junior piperin1977 I had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards also served for 15 years with his Majestythe Sultan of Oman in his Royal Guard 2nd band Squadron as pipe  Major. My next assignment in1993 , at the command of his Majesty, I was tasked with forming the royal Guard Mounted Band 3rd band Squadron, I formed the mounted band from scratch, from young men who neither read nor wrote english, had no knowledge of music or the Great Highland Bag Pipe. 
  • Glyn Morris

    Now based in Edinburgh, Glyn comes from the village of Kingussie in the Highlands, where he started piping at the age of 9. He played with the famous Vale of Atholl Pipe Band starting in the Novice band and progressing to the Grade 1 band. Glyn spent 6 months living in South Korea playing the pipes for a Korean company importing Scottish products and also for the British Embassy in Seoul. Glyn also spent a year in New Zealand playing in the Manawatu Scottish Society Pipe Band, a grade 1 who are regularly amongst the top 10 placed bands in the World Pipe Band Championships.
  • Gordon Haggerty

    I have been playing the highland bagpipes for over twenty years, originally in juvenile and progressing to senior bands. Since 1999 I have been playing semi-professionally as a solo piper, and together with two highland dancers, have been entertaining people all over Central Scotland. I have quite a selection of highland dress, including Ancient Caledonian tartan (red), Loch Lomond-Argyll tartan (blue), Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders tartan (green) and Black tartan for the more solemn occasion. Most of these kilts can be worn as Full No.
  • Graeme St Clair

    I have been playing for about 50 years, starting at age 10 with teachers including PM Archie McPhedran, PM Archie McCallum (8th Argylls), PM Peter Bain (Scots’ Guards). Played with Knightswood Juv in late 1950’s and won World Championship with them in 1960.
  • Greame Bryce

    Graeme Bryce hails from Fife. He has played with some bands in Fife including Cupar and Kinglassie, before moving to the Grade 1 Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band. From there he had a spell with the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, before venturing to Canadian shores to play with the famous 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band. He placed in the World Championships with the 78ths before moving to the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, with whom he still plays commuting from England.
  • Greig Canning

    Greig Canning is originally from Cardenden in the Kingdom of Fife. He began learning the bagpipes under the tutelage of Tom Brown at the nearby Lochgelly High School. Playing with the school band Greig achieved success at all of the major pipe band championships in the Novice Juvenile and Juvenile grades as well as achieving notable successes in the junior solo circuit including first places in the RSPBA Branch Fife Under 19 championship and the Fife Oakfield championship.
  • Iain Dewar

    Iain lives in Uphall, West lothian and has played pipes for many years in grade 4, 2 and 1 pipe bands. He is a traditional piper with an extensive repertoire who regularly plays for private and corporate funtions including Weddings, Dinners, Scottish Evenings, Highland Games, Burns Suppers, Highland and Show Dancers, Funerals, Birthdays and Scottish Welcomes, and is known for his entertaining Burn's 'Address to the Haggis'. Iain prides himself in providing a friendly quality personal service to clients in piping, presentation and rapport.
  • Iain Grant

    I have piping for 30 years competing solo and with pipe bands at all levels. I played with a successful group for ten years. I have played at over 2000 weddings and have won some awards along the way. I am currently a pipe major in a local pipeband which I started from nothing and making steady progress. I can play most things but if it's specific tunes then I'm sure I can accommodate your wishes. 
  • Ian Duncan

      From a childhood in rural Aberdeenshire, Ian Duncan has established himself, in a quiet and modest way, as one of the leading figures in the modern pipe band movement. In 1973 he became a pipe major of Pitlochry-based Vale of Atholl Pipe Band - at that time a village band with little involvement in the cut-and-thrust of competition.By 1988 the Vale of Atholl were Grade 1 European Champions, with a reputation for innovation and brilliance in the concert setting.
  • Ian MacGregor

    Over 30 years of piping experience, including Grade 1. All events catered for. Friendly service and always happy to provide assistance.
  • James A Nicholl

    In full highland dress I will be happy to pipe at your wedding and reception. For all special occasions, corporate/business events. Burns suppers including the full address to the haggis. Also available for funeral services.I am available to play at home or abroad having played in the USA,Macedonia,India and most European countries. I can provide and can play for highland dancers. I play both highland bagpipes and small pipes.
  • James Harper

    James takes inspiration from different aspects of music to create a distinct and diverse sound. 
  • Jim Forbes

    Jim hails from Burntisland in Fife. He is the former Pipe Major of the Burntisland and District Pipe Band. Originally taught in Kirkcaldy British Legion Pipe Band 1967-1974. Played with Bowhill Grade 1 band in 1974-1976. Took time time away from Piping (raising family etc) then played with Kirkcaldy YMCA 1986-1994. Pipe Major Burntisland 1994-2002 and 2004-2008.
  • Jim Jack

    Scottish piper Jim Jack first learned the instrument as a boy living in the Highlands at Nairn, where a retired pipe major taught him on the chanter and introduced him to the rudiments of music theory. His love of the Highland pipes was rekindled when he moved to Leeds and began receiving instruction from the City of Leeds Pipe Band, which he had the honour of joining and playing with for several years in the Noughties.
  • John Bowes

    I started learning the pipes when i was eight during the time since i have great experience covering weddings and all other types of engagements. I have been playing with scottish power one of the top pipebands in the world since i was 18 during the time since i have covered engagements with the band for paul mccartney in concert played in the vatican for the popes christmas cocert also the royal variety show and great number of other engagement all over the world
  • John Nevans

    John is a native of Lanarkshire.  He has been a piper since the age of seven and has had a successful career as a Nurse in the National Health Service for over thirty years.  Having recently retired from this profession John has now established himself in the wedding service industry, supplying piping services where required.
  • Julie Brinklow - Thistle Piping

      Julie started piping in 1984 at the age of 11 under the supervision of her sister, Elaine Brinklow, who quickly steered Julie to “The Heatherdale Pipe Band”. It was at Heatherdale that Julie first took to the competition arena aged 12.
  • Keith J Bowes

    Keith James Bowes (21) has been playing the bagpipes for the past 10 years. In the summer of 2010 he graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with an Honours Degree in Scottish Music. He has played for celebrities such as Prince Charles, Rod Stewart, Paolo Nutini and on stage at the Glasgow Barrowlands with singer Amy MacDonald. Keith is one of Scotland's up and coming pipers having played at music festivals in China, Mexico, Italy and America. Aswell as playing the bagpipes, Keith can recite the Address to the Haggis and can play for Highland dancers on request.
  • Kevin Mclean

    Kevin has been playing since the age of 11 and was originaly taught by Logan Tannoch before moving on to the Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band under the tuition of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers Stuart Cassells and laterly David MacRobert. During his time with the band he traveled extensivly to festivals such as the world renound Lorient Interceltic Festival in France, Interceltic Festival Aviles Spain as well as the Nuit de Celtic in the Stade de France in Paris.
  • Malcolm (Ted) Scott

    Malcolm is based in Livingston. Has years of experience playing at Weddings and Corporate Functions. He is a former piper with the Scottish Gas and Vale of Atholl Pipe Bands. He is also adept at playing for highland dancers, and can perform the address to the haggis.
  • Michael Fitzhenry

    Michael is originally from Calgary, Canada. He moved to Scotland in 2004 to play with the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band under Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE, and since this time he has won 20 major championships including three world titles in 2004, 2006 and 2007 as well as featuring as a solo artist at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
  • Neil MacLure

    Neil comes from the Highlands and grew up in a family where participation in Scottish culture  was greatly encouraged.  By the age of 5, he was competing in music festivals with Gaelic Singing and Highland Dancing.
  • Philip G. L. Barlow - Loch Lomond Piper

    In short I've been piping for nearly eighteen years from the age of 10. Over those years I have played in solo competitions winning numerous prizes, won the juvenile world pipe band championships in 2000 and played at gigs such as the Kirking of Tartan in New York, weddings in Spain, Estonia, etc and played at festivals in countries such as Finland, Belgium, Russia, etc.
  • Pipe Major Tom Johnstone

    Pipe Major Tom Johnstone is based in the West of Scotland, and first became a Pipe Major in 1975 when he took command of the Rolls Royce Pipe Band. Since then he has played in British Caledonian Airways and Scottish Power Pipe Bands, has won many solo piping awards, and now is a registered solo piping judge and also teaches piping students. Tom has performed in over 36 different countries, played on "Top of the Pops", and also performed in the film "Murder by Decree" starring Christopher Plummer, James Mason and Sir John Gielguid
  • Rob Milner

    I am a piper based in Bolton. Currently 24, I have been playing pipes since the age of 7. I am currently a piper for Culleybackey Pipe Band who are a grade 1 band based in Northern Ireland. I have travelled worldwide playing pipes, to name a few i spent 13 months in Sydney, Australia playing for the City of Blacktown Pipe Band in grade 1 and travelled to Ottawa, Canada to compete in a solo competition, and won the British Championships in grade 2 with Dumfries and Galloway Pipe Band.        
  • Robert Thomson

    Rab has been playing the pipes for many years on the RSPBA circuit in the premier grade. His previous bands have included the Scottish Power and Strathclyde Police. He is currently playing with the Robert Wiseman Dairies Pipe Band from Perthshire where he is the band dress and deportmant officer as well as piper.
  • Ronnie Grady (Piper Major)

    I am an experienced Scottish piper who has travelled far and wide to compete and represent my work and country at international piping events as well as formal gatherings.  I am Pipe Major at C
  • Roy Sloane

    Having played the bagpipes for some thirty years, and with a wealth of experience gained from my time as a piper with the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), I’m proud to say that I have had the pleasure of playing the bagpipes for most of the current Royal Family and I’ve also been a guest at the White House where I played for George Bush senior. I have a wealth of experience playing at funerals, weddings and military mess functions.
  • Stuart Letford

    Stuart lives in Dunkeld, Perthshire, and is a member of the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. As well as tutoring piping, he has many years' experience playing at weddings, funerals, Burns Suppers, corporate events, and other social gatherings around the world. He is the Editor of the Piping Times, the world's most widely read and respected piping journal, and is the author of the best-selling Little Book of Piping Quotations.
  • Tony Beauchamp

    I HAVE BEEN PIPING FOR 50 YRS, PIPEMAJOR WITH 2 BAND, HAVE PLAYED AT TO MANY FUNCTIONS TO MENTION BUT ALWAYS HAD GOOD FEEDBACK YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF 3 TARTANS AND EITHER NO1 DRESS OR NO2,EXTENSIVE REPETIORE TRADITIONAL AND NOT,SCOTTISH AND WELSH AND OTHERS
  • Tony Kelly

       I was a Pipe-Major in the Gordon Highlanders and served in H M Forces for a total of 26 years. During my service, I have played at many Royal Functions and Dinners, Military Parades, Tournaments and Tattoo’s,  including  Edinburgh Castle, Hollyroodhouse etc., World – Wide Band Tours and European Film Premiers. i.e.” The Battle of Waterloo “ and  “The Tunes of Glory “            
  • Willie Cochrane

    Pipe Major Willie Cochrane Following a distinguished career as Pipe Major of one of Scotland's most famous Regiments.  The King's Own Scottish Borderers, Willie Cochrane found himself in demand both in the United Kingdom and overseas, as a professional piper, entertainer and ambassador extraordinary.  His international successes encouraged him to form The Balmoral Highlanders to satisfy the enthusiastic demands being placed upon him.  

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