LBPS Annual Collogue and AGM 14 November 2020

The Annual Collogue and AGM this year will be held virtually by Zoom  
on Saturday 14th November 2020 from 4 pm to  6.45 pm GMT.

All members will receive a Zoom link by email.

If you are not yet a member of the Society, you are very welcome to join. Membership subscription rates start at £9 per year. Once your subscription has been processed you will receive an email with the details of the Zoom link. Membership includes reduced rates at the LBPS shop, invitations to other Zoom social and tutorial sessions, and access to the latest issues of the Society’s journal Common Stock, either online or posted out to you. Choose the subscription rate you prefer.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Collogue and AGM! Click here to join.

The programme for the Collogue will include:

  • Ian Kinnear, pipe maker from Edzel in Angus, will be giving us a practical talk about pipes.
  • John Purser, author of the publication Scotland’s Music, will give a presentation about music at the time of the "Declaration".
  • Ailis Sutherland, a professional musician who has played pipes since the age of 10, will play some tunes for us. Ailis is a former member of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and currently plays with the traditional music trio, Hecla.


 Approximate timings for the event:

3.30 pm   Zoom link open for pre-meeting chat and registration

4.00 pm  Welcome

4.10 pm  Ian Kinnear - What Makes a Good Smallpipe

4.45 pm  John Purser - Music in the Time of the Declaration of Arbroath

5.15 - 5.25 pm Short break

5.25 pm  Declaration of Arbroath video

5.30 pm AGM

6.15 pm Ailis Sutherland - a short selection of tunes

6.45 pm  Finish



We will hold a virtual AGM during the Collogue, and members are asked to table any motions to the secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 1st November 2020.

The minutes of last year’s AGM are available to members in the tab 'About the LBPS' and on the page 'About the Society', or click on the link below.

Please log on to the website before you click on this link - AGM Minutes 2019


The Declaration of Arbroath - Commemoration Video at Arbroath Abbey

Some members of the Society were lucky enough to play at Arbroath Abbey in the glorious autumn sunshine to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.  Although lockdown prevented this happening on the actual date, the event couldn’t pass unmarked and we’re very grateful to Historic Environment Scotland for allowing access to the stunning venue.  The tune of the same name was written by Pete Stewart and members were given the opportunity to learn it during our first online session on 12th October – well done to those who joined!  The event was filmed and we will present the short video during the Collogue.

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The picture shows the Abbey, Stuart Letford, Convenor, Pete Stewart, composer, and Matt Seattle all on pipes.