THE ROYAL SCOTS ASSOCIATION PIPE BAND
The band was formed in 2000 with the aim of ‘flying the flag’ for the Royal Scots at public, charity and civic events. At that time, it was comprised of serving and former members of the regiment who played the pipes and drums.
Non-military members were later invited to join, and today the band comprises a mixture of civilians, former Royal Scots and other serving and ex-army members. They perform at all kinds of events, from great ceremonies to weddings, birthdays, funerals, social and corporate events.
Since its formation, the Band has played regularly throughout Scotland, appearing at
- Hampden Park
- The Royal Highland Show
- Scone Palace
- Gleneagles Hotel
- The Royal Yacht Britannia
- Various Gala Days
It has also been invited to perform abroad in public and at Military Tattoos in Belgum, Belarus (Russia), Sweden and Italy.
In 2014, the band supplied a piper and a drummer to perform in 'The Drummer & the Drone', a film by Craig Coulthard, screened daily at the Edinburgh Art Festival.
At midnight on Monday 4 August 2014 - the centenary of the declaration of war on Germany - four of our pipers played 'The Battle of the Somme', followed by Colin Scott's superb rendition of 'The Flowers of the Forest'. The performance was part of the 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War', a major production based on Max Arthur's book on the Imperial War Museum’s oral testimonies of the veterans of World War One.
The Band can provide
- Solo piper
- Solo Piper & Address to The Haggis
- Mini Band (6 pipers 3 Drummers and Base Drum)
- Full Band of approximately 20 including Drum Major
- Beating Retreat
- Spectacular flag lowering ceremony at sunset, by our Standard Bearer Party
In addition it can offer
- Highland Dancers
The standard band uniform is Argyll Jacket and Hunting Stewart kilt, but it also can appear in our No 1 uniform.