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Pipes & Drums Enjoy Their 15th Japanese Trip

The Pipes & Drums have just returned from another unforgettable trip to southern Japan. Once again there were many highlights including performing in a street parade at the...Read More

Posted on 10 May 2017 By Mr Iain Simpson

Scottish Schools' Champions for Third Year in a Row

Our Pipes & Drums were crowned Scottish Schools' Pipe Band Champions in the Juvenile Grade for the third year in succession on Sunday 12 March. The event took place at James...Read More

Posted on 16 March 2017 By Mr Stephen Gray

Pipe band perform to international audience at Scottish Parliament

Watson's Pipes & Drums have played to an international audience of ministers and heads of delegation at a summit held at the Scottish Parliament. The Edinburgh International...Read More

Posted on 08 September 2016 By Mr Stephen Gray

World Champions 2016

Our Juvenile band and drum corps finished their season in high spirits as they won the World Championships on Saturday 13 August. With over 230 competing bands performing for...Read More

Posted on 15 August 2016 By Mr Iain Simpson

Watson's Drummers Are Champions of Europe

Our Novice (A) and Juvenile bands travelled north to compete at the European Pipe Band Championships at Grant Park in Forres on Saturday 25 June.  The Juvenile drummers...Read More

Posted on 29 June 2016 By Mr Stephen Gray

Good Times on the Japan Trip

Pipes & Drums are now on their fifth day of their trip to Japan. So far they have performed with a Junior High School Brass band at Moji Port (see video below), at the Rugby...Read More

Posted on 30 April 2014 By Mr Iain Simpson

Pipe Band Returns From Canada

The Pipes & Drums has just arrived back from a very successful tour of eastern Canada. After winning the Scottish Championships in Dumbarton on Saturday 27 July, the Juvenile...Read More

Posted on 11 August 2013 By Mr Iain Simpson

Clean Sweep for Pipes & Drums

While most people were jetting off on summer holiday, both bands were in action at the European Championships in Forres on Saturday 29 June. The Novice band won their first...Read More

Posted on 01 July 2013 By Mr Iain Simpson

11 in a row for Juvenile Band

The Juvenile band successfully defended their British Champions title in a sunny Bathgate last Saturday. The band has now won the last eleven consecutive Major Championships. After...Read More

Posted on 30 May 2013 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Strong Start to Season for Juvenile Band

The Juvenile band and drum corps have made a positive start to the outdoor season winning their first two competitions at Dunbar and Bathgate respectively. The band also won the...Read More

Posted on 20 May 2013 By Mr Iain Simpson

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