Vale of Atholl Solo Competition – Saturday 18th January 2020

Saturday 18th January saw some of our youngsters travel to Pitlochry to take part in the Vale of Atholl solo competition at Pitlochry High School, a great day was had by all and some fantastic results:

Chanters: Zane Smith, Cailen Ness (5th Place)

Novice Under 15 Piping: Drew Townsley

Novice 15-18years Piping: Graham Hill

Piobaireachd Under 15: Katie Duthie (1st Place)

Piobairechd 15-18yrs: Brogan Townsley (6th Place)

March Under 15: John William Brown, Cailem Townsley, Drew Townsley Katie Duthie (4th Place)

MSR 15-18 years: Brogan Townsley

Jig Under 15: Cailem Townsley, Katie Duthie (3rd Place), John William Brown (1st Place)

Jig 15-18 years: Brogan Townsley  (3rd Place)

Champion Piper Under 15 – Katie Duthie 

Stick & Pad: Courtney Hill (2nd Place)

Novice Snare: Atholl Salmond (4th Place), Jack Barr (3rd Place), Cian McDonnell (1st Place)

Novice Tenor Drumming: Oran Salmond (1st Place)

Dress & Deportment Piping: Katie Duthie (1st Place)

Dress & Deportment Drumming: Atholl Salmond  (3rd Place)

Teaching Weekend -22nd/23rd February 2020

We will be holding a teaching weekend for all members on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm both days, guest tutors for both Piping and Drumming, Upper Springlands, Isla Road, Perth, all levels welcome, lunch will be provided. Please give your name and any dietary requirements to the Secretary by Monday 17th February.

125th Anniversary

On the 15th September The band exercised its right to play through the streets of the City of Perth

21 Pipers ,8 Sides and 4 Tenors on Parade

We played at various points in the centre of the city as well as at Horse Cross this was while the Continental market and food fayre was on as well

The band then made its way to the viewing platform where we were met by our Patron Dr John and Sara Hulbert for a few photos to mark the occasion.

Then some were  off for  lunch at Brown and Blacks others to the Pub as the case may be.

Congratulation son our first timers today, Cian McDonnell, Kyle Stewart, and Rory Stewart


Pitlochry Highland games 

the band played well through out the day with just a few wee mistakes keeping us out of the first three prizes

2nd in the street march and 4th in the competition

Then marched up to Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry where there were a few tunes  and a few drams 


On the  1st September the band went up to the Royal Highland Gathering at Braemar.

a long but enjoyable day where Alison Duthie (aka Mrs Pipey) made her debut on the Tenor Drum

A big thanks to Ian Sinclair for stepping in on bass as Mark had injured  himself at work

25th August “The Big Blaw”

We started off the day at 0930hrs meeting at St Johns Kirk and then playing up the High Street to the Rotary Clubs fair in King Edward Street at 1000.

Then a coffee and roll in Brown and Blacks and off to Upper Springlands,  Capabitlity Scotland  to open their 1200 

Then off up to Scone Old Parish Church to play for their fete at 1400 and at 1510

So after a long day for the youngsters and oldies alike it was off home for a well earned sarsaparilla!!!