SCOTTISH PIPERS' ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1920, the SPA runs annual solo piping competitions and meets regularly where the members and friends have a tune and a chat together.

COLLEGE OF PIPING GLASGOW

The College does great work - I know - I learned there. The College was recently re-built and it is a magnificent structure. They still have a deficit from the building works because, unbelievably, the College did not get any Government funding. Have a look at their website and  please feel free to donate to their fund if you are in a position to do so.

CLUTHA FOLK GROUP

I have been a member of Clutha Folk Group since 1977. The group focuses on Traditional Scottish Folk music, songs and tunes. On the website you will see photos of the group members and details of future performances etc.


SCOTTISH POWER PIPE BAND

I have been a member of this band since it's early days when it was sponsored by British Caledonian Airways, and lots of my trips abroad have been with the band. I no longer take part in the contests with the band but am called upon from time to time to play at various functions.


NATIONAL PIPING CENTRE

Another great place to learn - I taught there for a while when it first opened- it also has a shop, a restaurant and bar, and a hotel. The Director, Roddy McLeod is a great old friend.


MCCALLUM BAGPIPES

Make great chanters, pipes and other bits and pieces including highland dress. Probably the most advanced bagpipe workshop in the World..............


FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE LORIENT

This Festival, in Brittany, is the largest Celtic Music Festival in the World and takes place every August. I have been a regular attender and became the Scottish Delegate for the Festival a few years ago. This is [very pleasurable!] voluntary work and my duties include organising Pipe-bands, Folk-bands, pipers, judges, dancers etc each year.


GEORGE DELANGHE

George has an amazing collection of piping books for sale and lists quite a lot of the more unusual tunes. Well worth a visit!