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August 11, 2022

💥Luke Kennedy wins Pipe Idol 2022💥

Shotts proudly had 2 young talented players reach the final of Pipe Idol 2022.

Both Luke Kennedy and Bobby Allen put on an excellent show that seen Luke ... See more

August 11, 2022

The band had their final rehearsal practice today ahead of the World Pipe Band Championships tomorrow and Saturday at Glasgow Green.

Tomorrow, the band will be playing our March, Strathspey and ... See more

August 10, 2022

Band member Luke Kennedy won the third of the four Pipe Idol heats today at the National Piping Centre as part of the PipingLive! festival.

Luke will be joining other band member Bobby Allen in the ... See more

August 8, 2022

Band member Bobby Allen won the first of the four Pipe Idol heats today at the National Piping Centre as part of the PipingLive! festival.

Bobby will compete in the final on Thursday 11th August at ... See more

August 8, 2022

In the run up to the Worlds, the band are having an open practice tonight at the band hall in Shotts (location in comment) from 7-9pm.

We will also be having a full band practice from 1pm on ... See more

August 8, 2022

The band would like to wish the best of luck to Shotts drummers Mackenzie Forrest, Douglas Aitken and Fraser Bruce who are kicking off Worlds Week 2022 by competing today in the Glasgow and West of ... See more

August 7, 2022

For those attending the World Pipe Band Championships on Saturday, make sure you are there to witness the assembly of some great pipers and drummers reproducing the Shotts & Dykehead medley from 1970 ... See more

August 6, 2022

July 31, 2022

The band was delighted to finish in 4th place with two 2nd places in piping at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton yesterday, playing the No. 2 MSR Stirlingshire Militia.

We are ... See more

July 21, 2022

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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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