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DIARY


CoP TUITION Spring term continues until: 21st June 2012 Autumn term: 24th September-13th December 2012 CoP Tuition in Edinburgh: Monday evenings 7pm-9pm held in RSPS Rooms, Edinburgh; contact Dugald MacNeill at college@collegeofpiping.org CoP SCHOOLS California Summer School: 15th-22nd June 2012; Army Navy Academy, Carlsbad (tbc) Summer School @ CoP: weekly from 2nd July-10th August New England School: 5th-11th July 2012; The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA


Unless otherwise indicated all courses can be booked online at www.collegeof piping.org or call 0141 334 3587 SOLO PIPING 5th May 2012 – Junior Piping and Drumming Competition; Highlands & Islands Music and Dance Festival; Contact: alistairdewar@hotmail.co.uk or by telephoning 01631 571066; www.obanfestival.org 20th May – Open Solo Piping contest at Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair, Gordon Castle, Fochabers, Morayshire. Contact: H M Davidson 0131 7705459. 19th July – Highland and IslandsYoung Piper of the Year Competition; contact eela311@aol.com 22nd/23rd August – Argyllshire Gathering, Oban 6/7/8th September – Northern Meeting, Inverness. Junior competitions will be held on Saturday, 8th September BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 Scottish, Dumbarton, 19th May British,Annan, 30th June European, Belfast, 28th July Worlds, Glasgow, 11th August


Cowal, Dunoon, 25th August Lists of band contests for 2012 are now on the RSPBA website at rspba.org and in the January edition of Pipe Band Magazine available from the CoP Shop and the RSPBA.


HIGHLAND GAMES May Sat 5 – Highland & Island Music & Dance Festival and Oban High School; Contact: alasdairdewar@hotmail.co.uk or riona.macinnes@googlemail.com Sat 20 – Gordon Castle Highland Games: events@gordoncastle.co.uk Sat 26 –West Lothian Highland Games: wweir@sky.com


or visit


www.westlothianhighlandgames.com Sun 27 – The Atholl Gathering: Elma Spence 01796 473459 www.blair- castle.co.uk/events June Sun 3 – Markinch Highland Games: 01592 751667 Sat 9 – Corgarff Picnic and Games: 01975 651474 Sun 10 – Strathmore Highland Games: 01786 814774 Sat 16 – Newburgh Games: stout.uk@btinternet.com or visit www.newburghgames.co.uk Sun 17 – Aberdeen Highland Games: dparrott@aberdeencity.gov.uk Sat 23 – Drumtochty Highland Games: www.drumtochtyhighlandgames.com Sat 30 – Ceres Highland Games: www.ceresgames.co.uk EVENTS 16th May – The Blackthorn Pipers’ Society, Blackthorn Gathering, Thyme Square Bistro, Dromore, Co. Down. Contact: sec_bps@hotmail.co.uk Every other Tuesday – Eagle Pipers Society, 7.30pm at Scots Guards Club, Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh: http://eaglepipers.wordpress.com/ 18th April – The Blackthorn Pipers’


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