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(London and the South of England Branch)

Branch News



Band registration forms for the forthcoming season are available here




The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association

London & South of England Branch



Do you wish to improve your knowledge of Piping and Drumming?

This one day course will cover all levels from beginner, intermediate and advanced students.


As a branch we are pleased to announce our first Piping and Drumming course which will take place as follows.


Students may bring a packed lunch or purchase a light lunch on the day.


A certificate of attendance will be given on the day.


Saturday 7th October 2017  9am – 5pm

St Andrews Church Hall, London Road, Reading. RG1 5BD


For further information please contact the Branch Education Officer



Results from the All England Pipe Band Championships held at Chatsworth are now available here




Chatsworth Solo entry forms and contest details are now available here





Corby results are now here


Chatsworth Band Entry Forms are now available here, solo piping forms will be available soon.




Draw for the Corby Contest is now available here




Results from the Colchester, Pipes in the Park Contest are now posted here.




The draw for the Colchester contest is now available here




Results from the Jim McGinn contest are now available here


Entry forms for the Corby Contest are now available here




Draw for the PM Jim McGinn contest is now available here.





Results from the Mini Band Contest are now posted here


Entry forms and Contest details for the "Pipes in the Park" Contest, formerly known as the "Scotland in Colchester" Contest are now available here.




The draw for the 9th April Mini Band Contest is now available here




Please note the Quartet Contest has been cancelled, please see note here



Please note, that due to unforeseen circumstances the Branch Meeting due to be held on 29th January, 2017 has been cancelled.



Entry forms and contest details for the 2017 Branch Indoor Contests are now available through the Branch Contest Page



The Branch AGM as 27 November 2016 at the Cranford Community College, High Street, Cranford, Hounslow, Middlesex TW5 9PD.

The Band Branch Annual Membership Subscription of £25.00 for 2016/2017 is due for payment by 27 November 2016.  In addition all Bands must register with the RSPBA prior to registering with the Branch.  Bands may not take part in any Branch activities until both subscriptions are paid.

Registration forms can be downloaded using this link



A Message from Branch Chairman, Walter MacGregor:

I have just heard today from her younger son, David, that Scottie's funeral service is to be held at The Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Stevenage Old Town SG1 3DB on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at !.00 pm.

Anyone wishing to send condolences to the family may do so by contacting

Mr D A K MacLean
1 Miller’s Gardens

Given Scottie’s very substantial contribution to RSPBA both at branch and national level it would be fitting if as many pipers and drummers, past and present members of bands in the London & South of England Branch and elsewhere could turn out to play at her funeral. I have asked Stephen Cussen, Pipe Major of the University of Bedfordshire Pipe Band, to organise this on behalf of the Branch and shall be grateful if you will liaise with him in that connection. Stephen may be contacted on email at

Kind regards

Walter MacGregor



The Branch is sad to hear of the passing of our Vice President Mrs Scottie MacLean, further details will be announced here when they become available.

Scottie was a fine lady who will be missed by all who knew her. Our sincere condolences go to her family and friends.



Results from the All England Championships at Chatsworth are now posted here.

Solo piping results will be posted shortly.



The draw for the All England Pipe Band Championships at Chatsworth on Sunday 4th September is now available here



Entry form for both the Pipe Band (All England Championships) and Solo Piping contests at the Chatsworth Country Fair on 4th September, 2016 are now available here



The results from the Corby contest are now available here



The draw for the Scotland in Colchester contest is now available here



Congratulations to the University of Bedfordshire Pipe Band Drum Corps who were today crowned British Champions in Grade 3A at Paisley.



Results from the PM Jim McGinn Memorial Contest can be viewed here



The draw for the PM Jim McGinn Memorial Contest can be viewed here



Results from the mini band contest are now available here


Entry forms for the Scotland in Colchester can now be downloaded here


Entry forms for the Corby Highland Gathering Contest can now be downloaded here



Entry forms for the PM Jim McGinn Memorial Contest, to be held on 8th May 2016, are available to download here



The draw for the Indoor contest to be be held on 10th April is now available here



Entry forms for the mini band contest to be held on 10/04/16 can be downloaded here



Results from the Quartet & Trios Contest are now posted to the Branch Contest Results Page



The draw for the Quartet & Trios Contest is now available on the Branch Contest Draws Page



Entry forms for the Quartet, Trio, Solo Piping and Drumming Contest on 28th February are available to download here



Branch registration forms can be downloaded from the Branch Documents Page