Dumfries Pipe Band

Keep up to date with band engagements and other activities

Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships 2016

On Sunday 13th March 2016 four pipers made the band's first ever competitive outing as Dumfries Schools when they entered the quartet section at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships in Edinburgh.  They took first prize.  Read all about the dayin the Chanter Banter Blog

ADG Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Indoor Competition

On Saturday 26 March 2016, Band members entered Solo Piping and Drumming competitions at this popular event.  Harry McGowan took first in the Juvenile 2 Solo Piping Competition, while Derri Love and Liam Pietsch took second and third in the Pad and Stick.  Well done too to Brett McDonald, Hannah Paterson and Ellie Kirkpatrcik who also represented the Band in their disciplines. 

South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy Summer School

On 10th July 2016, members of the Band will attend the third annual SWSPDA Summer School at the Barony Campus, Parkgate.  For details, follow the link .

Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo

Our next public outing will be on Saturday 30th April 2016 at the Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo.  The Band are thrilled to be playing in the same line up at Scottish Power Pipe Band.

Recruitment - Pipers 

Dumfries Pipe Band offer lessons for beginners and are looking for new members who want to learn the pipes. We are also recruiting experienced pipers who are interested in competing and playing in local galas and other events.  

Presentation to Haig McCulloch

On 21st December 2015, Dumfries Pipe Band presented Haig McCulloch with the title of Lifetime Honorary President for his dedication and generocity towards the band during their early days.  

Haig was joined by band supporters and family members who enjoyed seeing how the band have progressed during the past eighteen months as they performed their ever increasing repertoire.  The beginners chanter class also demonstrated their new skills.

Band Funding

Dumfries Pipe Band are a not for profit voluntary group.  We rely on grant funding as well as the generosity of local businesses and the public to cover the costs of our activities.

News on any funding will appear on this page.

  • January 2016 - £250 from the Coop Local Fund
  • February 2016 - £250 from Our Place Community Chest fund


Up and Coming Competitions

In addition to the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, our members will also be entering various solo competitions.