A warm welcome from your President
I am proud to have been elected to serve as your President in this, the centenary year of our Association and to follow in the footsteps of some of the most famous pipers in history.
The Scottish Pipers Association was founded on the study and practice of the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe, and as a youngster in the 1970’s I was introduced to the Association and found a platform where I could perform on a weekly basis and gain experience of playing in front of a knowledgeable group of pipers who were always willing to offer advice and tips which helped me prepare for competition.
I always remember that on any club night you could find many of the top solo players of the era coming along to listen and play a tune. While the Association at present cannot sustain weekly meetings I would like to think that the Scottish Pipers Association still offers that platform for both the up and coming youngsters and the more senior players to come along and sharpen their performing skills, and I invite you all come along to uphold support these aims
SPA Professional Competition Now Online
Sadly due to Covid, we cannot run our SPA Professional Competition in person, so we are pleased to be able to hold the event online. The closing date for this event is 4th June 2021.
Please click the link below for more information and for the entry form to enter this event.
All entries MUST be uploaded to an unpublished YouTube channel, and the link sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive confirmation once these links have been received.
In the event that more of more than 20 competitors in an event, there will be play off heats, with 10 competitors making the final.
We intend to return to normal face to face events in 2022.