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May 9, 2022

The band started off the 2022 season in the sun at Gourock Highland Games yesterday, placing 2nd.

Congratulations to all bands who competed and to Police Scotland Fife for taking 1st place.

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May 2, 2022

Some band members had the pleasure of performing over the weekend in Northern Ireland as part of the “Kids with Cancer Charity Event.”

The band would like to thank Gary Smyth and the organisers ... See more

April 29, 2022

Shotts and Dykehead had one final practice rehearsal last night ahead of our performance this Saturday night in the Royal Hotel Cookstown as part of the “Kids with Cancer” charity event.

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April 25, 2022

April 23, 2022

1 WEEK TO GO!

April 18, 2022

Less than 2 weeks to go until the band take to the stage at the 2022 Kids with Cancer Charity Concert in the Royal Hotel in Cookstown, NI on Saturday 30th April.

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April 2, 2022

Congratulations to Shotts band members today at the Lothian & Borders Indoor Championship today.

Leading Drummer Andrew Lawson and snare drummer Cameron Lawson (pictured) have both secured a spot ... See more

March 13, 2022

Congratulations to Shotts pipers Ciaren Ross, Bobby Allen and Luke Kennedy, who had success at the Duncan Johnstone solo competition held in the National Piping Centre in Glasgow yesterday.

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February 21, 2022

Shotts and Dykehead are delighted to announce sponsorship from Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. for the upcoming 2022 season.

The band are extremely grateful for the generosity shown by Asset Guardian ... See more

January 30, 2022

The band are looking forward to supporting this great cause at the concert on April 30th!

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RISE Concert CD

RISE Concert CD

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is a name that needs no introduction. Over its 100+ year history, Shotts has established itself as one of the most successful, innovative and respected pipe bands of all time.

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Shotts to headline the 2017 ‘Pre-Worlds’ concert

Shotts to headline the 2017 ‘Pre-Worlds’ concert

The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band is delighted to announce that Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band will headline the 2017 ‘Pre-Worlds’ concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, 9 August 2017. Shotts and Dykehead will present ‘Rise’, a programme of music that will showcase selections from both their competitive and performance repertoires.

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Shotts Qualifies for Worlds Final

Shotts Qualifies for Worlds Final

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band has qualified for the Grade 1 final at the World Pipe Band Championships tomorrow, after competing in the qualifying round earlier today.

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Great Results for Shotts in Worlds Build-up

Great Results for Shotts in Worlds Build-up

The 2015 pipe band season has been a good one for Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band. The band has broken the ‘top three’ in all four major championships so far, with only one more major to go, at the World Pipe Band Championships next weekend.

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Reinvented, In Review

Reinvented, In Review

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia has finally gained access to the first official video recording from the recent Reinvented concert, held at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday, 2 May.

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Shotts Drum Corps Win Worlds

Shotts Drum Corps Win Worlds

The World Pipe Band Championship is undoubtedly the most important day on the calendar of pipe bands and as such is a real test of the band’s progress.

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Shotts Keep Busy During Worlds Week

Shotts Keep Busy During Worlds Week

The Shotts pipers and drummers had a busy week preparing for the World Pipe Band Championships but a number of our members were extra busy by being involved with additional events as a part of the Piping Live! festival.

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Shotts Members to Perform at NYPB Concert

Shotts Members to Perform at NYPB Concert

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland – the premier youth piping and drumming organisation in the world – is performing at the SECC Clyde Auditorium on Saturday, 30 November, at 3pm.

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Shotts Soloists Shine in London

Shotts Soloists Shine in London

Soloists from Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band featured in the prize list last weekend at the annual Scottish Piping Society of London (SPSL) competition held on Saturday, 2 November 2013, in Kensington.

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Shotts Drummers in Solo Success

Shotts Drummers in Solo Success

It was a successful day for members of the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band when eight members of the band’s drum corps competed at the World Solo Drumming Championships in Glasgow on 19 October, 2013.

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Shotts at the World Pipe Band Championships

Shotts at the World Pipe Band Championships

The build-up to the 2013 World Pipe Band Championships was an intense week for the band, with practices taking place at the Shotts band hall, as well as outside West Brewery at Glasgow Green on the Thursday and Friday before the competition.

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Gourock Cancelled

Gourock Cancelled

The Gourock Highland Games, scheduled yesterday on Sunday 12 May, was unfortunately cancelled this past weekend due to poor conditions in the water-logged park.

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Introducing The New Shotts

Introducing The New Shotts

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is delighted to introduce its new band for 2013, with a brand new membership, website, logo, repertoire, and more!

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New Pipe Sergeant Glenn Brown

New Pipe Sergeant Glenn Brown

Pipe Major Ryan Canning has confirmed his first appointment in charge of The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band. Former band member Glenn Brown has accepted the position of Pipe Sergeant.

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