Latest News from the LBPS

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.


A Piper's Head Re-appears

A welcome update to this ongoing tale.

We are delighted to report that the piper's head has been found and plans are being re-invigorated to restore this unique item of Scottish cultre to its former glory.



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

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.


Common Stock June 2013 Now Available Online

  30th Anniversary Issue

  Available to subscribers online now;

 Log-in and click on the cover image.

 Corrections: something unfortunate ocurred with the music published in one article in this issue.

 A corrected version is available when you click this image.

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