Vale of Atholl Junior Solo Competition 2023

Huge congratulations to all Perth and District Pipers and Drummers who competed today at the Vale of Atholl Junior Solo Competition

9 and Under Chanter – Jack Folan – 1st Place

Novice Piping – Callan James Erskine – 4th Place

Under 15 March – Callan James Erskine – 4th Place

15-18 Tenor Drumming – Oran Salmond – 2nd Place

City of Brechin Solos

Saturday 23rd Sept

Well done to all band members and instructors today at City of Brechin Solo’s

Under 18 – Chanter
1st – Murray Dall
3rd – Will Reading

Under 18 Novice Tenor Drumming
3rd – Kayli Folan

Under 15 Jig
4th – Callan Erskine

Under 15 – 6/8 March
4th – Callan Erskine

15 -18 Piob – 1st – Katie Duthie
15-18 MSR – 3rd – Katie Duthie
15-18 Jig – 1st – Katie Duthie
15-18 6/8 March – 1st – Katie Duthie

Senior Champion Piper – Katie Duthie

Senior Piping – Jig & Hornpipe -Bruce Erskine 3rd place

Huge well done to Órán Salmond, Fynn Iannetta-Lowe & Jack Folan who all played fantastically well in extremely hard sections

Onwards and upwards to the next solo comp

Perth Show & Perth Salute

A great weekend was had by the band.

Saturday saw the band perform periodically throughout the day at a very wet Perth Show, many thanks go to Perthshire Rugby for letting us use their gazebo, in order to keep everyone dry whilst performing for the crowds. A couple of band members had their debut with the band, well done David & Luca

Perth Salute

Perth and District led the parade for Perth Salute, leaving Thimblerow car park, straight down the High Street to the Saluting Dais at the viewpoint , along Tay Street and onto the North Inch. At the North Inch there were many groups taking part in a mini tattoo, dancers, singers, army cadets etc etc, The band were joined by Methill & District, City of Discovery, Scots Guards Association, The Black Watch Army Cadets to create a massed Pipes and Drums. Well done to all involved, great opportunity for the band.

George Kennedy

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of George Kennedy (Chuckles). George was a drummer in the Black Watch in the 1960s, during his tenure he played at President JFKs Funeral in 1963, and on the White House Lawn.

On leaving the Black Watch “Chuckles” took up the position of Lead Tip with Perth and District Pipe Band, where he carried out the role for some 5 years. Many of you may remember George from our participation in The Black Watch Reunion March, he was the one in the motorised scooter!!

May he rest in peace

Frank Byrne

It is with great sadness, that we have heard today that Frank passed away at 8:30am this morning, Thursday 27th July 2023.

Frank was a piper in the band for many years on and off, and thoroughly enjoyed his time with the band.

Our thoughts are with Franks immediate and extended family at this difficult time

130th Anniversary Ceilidh & Supper

We would like to welcome and hear from members past and present to come along and join us on Friday 29th September for a good old Ceilidh & Buffet Supper, if you would like to come along, get in touch at tickets will go on sale Monday 24th July. Can be pre-ordered by email

Forres Highland Games

Congratulations to Callan Erskine who competed in Solo Piping at Forres Highland Games on Saturday 8th July.

Callan’ results were:

14 & Under

1st Piobaireachd

1st March

1st Strathspey & Reel

Overall 14 & Under Champion Piper

Well done Callan from all at Perth and District Pipe Band

Honours of Scotland

Perth and District Pipe Band were given the opportunity to join the ranks of the Atholl Highlanders Pipe Band, as part of the Honours of Scotland parade in Edinburgh, on Wednesday 5th July 2023 to celebrate King Charles III receiving the Crown Jewels of Scotland. Those who took part were:

Callan Erskine, Alison Salmond, Jimmy Wardlaw, Stewart McBain, Katie Duthie,

We have 3 Atholl Highlanders in the band

Company Sergeant Major Garry Brailsford

Private Lee Fitzpatrick

Piper – Pte Alistair Duthie (Pipey)

Well done to all, what a great honour to be part of Scottish History

130th Anniversary Ceilidh

Save the date – Friday 29th September 2023

Come along and join us on Friday 29th September 2023, Huntingtower Hotel, for our 130th Anniversary Ceilidh, tickets will be on sale by the middle of July, all welcome

Band- Fìobha Ceilidh Band

Highlands and Islands Music Festival

Oban 2023

Saturday 29th April

Congratulations to Callan Erskine who travelled to Oban to compete in the Highland and Islands Solo competition.

Callan did extremely well in a class of 17, excellent results 👏👏

2nd Place. 15 & Under Ground of Piobaireachd

3rd Place 15 & Under Jig

4th Place 15 & Under Strathspey & Reel

6th Place. 15 & Under March

Keep up the great work Callan