Highland youth pipe bands’ success at European Pipe Band Championships

Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band
Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band at Forres

Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums School (RACPADS) pipe band, Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band and City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band were competing at the European championships last Saturday in Forres.

Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band was placed 2nd in Novice B, Ross and Cromarty were 5th in Novice A and City of Inverness 9th in Novice B.

RACPADS at Forres

RACPADS at Forres


The three bands are run as an extension to the work of Highland Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service and the Council’s Music Development Officer, Norman Bolton, commented that:

“…having three bands represented among the many entrants at the Europeans is testament to the hard work of Highland Council Instructors and the support of parents and members.

“Competing at this level is a great experience for the band members and their successes are certainly well deserved. Piping in Highland schools is well supported in addition to the many other instruments available to pupils and in addition to these three distinct bands which Highland Council supports, many other Highland pupils were competing in community bands.”

City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band gather with City of Inverness (adult) Pipe Band for the massed bands parade at Forres

City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band gather with City of Inverness (adult) Pipe Band for the massed bands parade at Forres

More information about Highland Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service can be found on the council's website.

29 Jun 2016
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