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Here you will find the most extensive range of related merchandise and resources including music, history and technical assistance, as well as all the latest news and details of forthcoming events.

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Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame

Hamish Moore, immediate past Chairman of LBPS, was recently inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. You can read about his achievement HERE

Jim Buchanan

We are very sorry to announce the death of Jim Buchanan, who died after a brief illness on August 1st. Jim served tirelessly on the LBPS Committee for many years, both as secretary and Chairman. He attended nearly all the Society’s events and was much loved by all who met him; his warmth, geniality, wit and enthusiasm were infectious. He was happily married to Ann and was enormously proud of their three daughters and their grand children. He will be sadly missed.


30 Years of LBPS Tunes


This new publication from the Society includes not only all the entries to this year's New Music competition, but also a selection of tunes composed during the past 30 years.

Available now from the LBPS shop £12.00 members - £15.00 non-members

LBPS Development Grants

 Applications are invited for the Autumn 2014 award of the  LBPS development grants. Thes grants were introduced in the spring of 2012 for the financial support of projects which will advance the Society’s aims, viz. the promotion of Lowland / Border music and the playing of cauld wind pipes. Awards will be considered on Nov 1st and should be submitted to arrive by Friday, October 17th

Click here for full details.

New Music Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the results of the 30th Anniversary New Music Competition. Results were first announced at the Peebles Collogue where the first two winning entries were performed by their composers [the thrid prize went to the USA]

First prize: Gary West - 'The Jedburgh Ba' Game'

Second prize: Paul Roberts - 'The Gin Drinker's Dream'

Third Prize: Craig Hohm - 'The Waterdog'.

Sound files of these available soon.


Search the Common Stock Archive

Thanks to a development grant from the LBPS, the Common Stock Archive is now text-searchable.

This resource comprises all 30 years of the Journal, as well as the three 'Supplements' issued in the first few years.


Smallpipes for hire

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Having just taken delivery of two new sets, the Society now owns five sets of smallpipes available for hire to members.  All are out on hire at this time, but we have a steady turnover so get your name on the waiting list now!


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