An ongoing need for Social Distancing

The return to normal for Band Practices and Performances remains tightly linked to the United Kingdom route maps and the relevant advice and guidance on social distancing for those in non-professional performing arts. The information across Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland follows a similar pattern, each specifying advice on the social distancing requirements that […]

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Scottish Championships – CANCELLED for 2021

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association is disappointed to announce that the 2021 Scottish Pipe Band Championships event due to be held in Dumbarton in July is now cancelled. The decision was taken in consultation with key partners following careful consideration of the latest guidance on mass gatherings available from the Scottish Government, alongside timescales

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Statement of Easement

The promoters of the Scottish and World Pipe Band Championships are considering the March Scottish Government announcement on the phased exit from lockdown, particularly the criteria that needs to be met by the events industry as they look at the viability of running the event. The Music Board have revised the playing requirements for remaining

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2021 Regradings

The Music Board met on Saturday 26th September 2020 and approved the first changes for the 2021 season, all changes can be found below: Upgrades – September 2020 Grade 3B to Grade 3AKilmarnock Pipe Band (By Request) New Bands – September 2020 No new bands requested RegardsKevin Reilly – HQ

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