LBPS Annual Competition 2024

Saturday 30th March 

– in the rooms of the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society,

127 Rose Street South Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4BB

This year’s competition has a different format. We encourage you to have a go at competing and/or performing in a supportive atmosphere where you will meet great people, have a chance to listen to a wide range of playing and receive constructive feedback on your performance.

The venue is the historic rooms of the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society in the centre of Edinburgh (where we held a Collogue a few years ago). The venue is just off Rose Street (parallel to Princes Street) in the centre of Edinburgh,. and is just along from Waverley train station and the main bus station.

The rooms will be open from 09.45 with tea and coffee available on arrival. The first class – the Skeely Piper competition – will commence at 10.30 prompt. The Composing competition follows immediately after. Entries can be performed by a single piper or by duets, trios, quartets and more – and be accompanied by musicians playing other instruments including voice. 

There will be space available for tuning.

The theme for the Skeely Piper competition is: a tune or tunes associated with Scottish topography, e..g Tullochgorum, Tweedside, Crags of Stirling, The Waters of Kylescu, Inveraray Castle, Bonnie Milldams o’ Norham, Atholl Braes, Gallowa Hills, Loch Tay Boat Song, Hills of Glenorchy, Flow Gently, Sweet Afton, the Braes of Castle Grant etc. A rich seam, indeed, we are sure you’ll agree

Anyone residing overseas – this includes people based in the British Isles who can't make it on the day – can enter these classes and they should record a video that will be shown and judged on the day. Please see the Competition Rules for full details of the deadline and how to submit yo3ur entry.

Running order for the day:

10.00 - Arrival. Tea and coffee

10.30 - Skeely Piper competition

c11.15 - Composing competition (followed by a group performance of the winning tune)

c11.45 - ‘Open mic’ performances

12.30-14.00 - Lunch

14.00 - ‘Open mic’ performances and group playing sessions led by an LBPS Ambassador

c15.30 - Results and presentations


The Booking Form is below. Please complete the form and pay via PayPal.


Entry fees:

Members:          £2.50 per class 

Non-members:  £3.50 per class 

Spectators:       Free

Please indicate which of the following classes you intend to enter:

Note; the booking fee is per class - you don't need to pay twice for duet classes


CLASS Member Non-Member
Skeely Piper :
Overseas class :
New Composition class :

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For the overseas class entries, if you include a postal address, any prize certificates you win can be posted to you