Our Pipe Bands

We once again welcome the Pipes and Drums of the Royal British Legion (Scotland), Inverness Branch, who this year, celebrate the 99th Anniversary of their formation.

The Royal British Legion Pipe Band has been an institution in Inverness for locals and visitors alike for generations and has been attending the Glenurquhart Highland Games for over 50 years. They are fine ambassadors for the Highlands of Scotland and their performances have been a huge attraction and an enduring feature of many major events in and around Inverness.

The Royal British Legion Pipes and Drums will be led on to our games field by Pipe Major Gordon Straube and Drum Major Bill Coyne. Joining them will be the 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF Pipes & Drums. The Battalion has had a Pipe Band in one form or another since its formation in 1942.

The 1st Battalion the Highlanders Army Cadet Force Pipes & Drums continues to assert itself as a leader within Cadet Force music, with a number of cadets from the band having been given the honour to play for Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral. The band has also performed at every Highland Military Tattoo and has also performed at several foreign engagements – including the Tall Ships event in Sweden, the Berlin Tattoo and the Basel and Zurich Christmas Tattoos. Most recently they have taken part in the Horse Guards Beating the Retreat in June.

The band is currently led by Adult Pipe Major Kirsty Campbell, Cadet Pipe Major John McLaren and Cadet Drum Major Jodie Standen.