Piping Instructor Vacancy- Dollar Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to become part of the tutoring team at this prestigious independent school.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out one to one tuition and group sessions for pupils ranging in age from 8 to 18. The position also holds responsibilities as Pipe Major of the novice juvenile band, which competes at local and major championships. Relevant band practices are conducted as part of a busy school’s co-curricular program.

Experience in all aspects of solo and band tuition is essential. The successful individual will be expected to work well within an established team environment and liaise effectively with other members of the pipe band staff.

The successful applicant will be self-employed, and will submit monthly invoices to the Academy. It is expected that the appointment will require a commitment of two days per week, initially, although this may increase.

All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, and the Academy will arrange and pay for an application to be made.

To apply for the position, please complete the Support Staff Application Form, downloadable from the Academy’s website (www.dollaracademy.org), or contact Marion Campbell on 01259 740515 / email campbell-m@dollaracademy.org.uk Applications should be submitted to the above email address or mailed to Marion Campbell, Dollar Academy Trust, 23 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DX by Monday 8th September 2014 at the latest.

Northern Meeting CLASP 2014 Draw

Starting at 9.30am Sharp

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd Ground

  1. Stephen Whitton
  2. Neil Mitchel
  3. Robert Thomson

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd

  1. Michael McGowan
  2. Douglas Maxwell
  3. Liza MacFarquhar
  4. Janette Greenwood

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd

  1. Susy Klinger
  2. Bob Low
  3. Michael Graham
  4. John MacLeod
  5. Stephen Ross
  6. Andrew Park

Grade 3 – 2/4 March, followed by Strathspey and Reel

  1. Robert Thomson
  2. Douglas Maxwell

Grade 2 – 2/4 March, followed by Strathspey and Reel

  1. Liza MacFarquhar
  2. Janette Greenwood
  3. Neil Mitchel
  4. Michael McGowan

Grade 1 MSR

  1. John MacLeod
  2. Stephen Whitton
  3. Bob Low
  4. Andrew Park
  5. Susy Klinger
  6. Michael Graham

Piping Instructor and Music Instructor Vacancies in the Royal Oman Police

The Royal Oman Police are seeking to fill two Piping Instructor and other Music Instructor vacancies.

Salary could be in the range of Rial Omani 2000/- (R.O. 1500/- + 500/- rental allowance) all inclusive (i.e. accommodation, electricity & water) and the position will be on accompanied status. 45 days paid leave after 11 months of service, to and fro air fare up to home town for Instructor, spouse and two children under the age of 18 years. Free medical treatment for Instructor and family at the Royal Oman Police Hospital and other Government Hospitals operating in Oman under the Ministry of Health.

Vacancies also exist for:

  • Percussion Instructor
  • Trombone/Euphonium Teacher – Bandmaster with minimum five years teaching experience.
  • Cornet/French Horn Teacher – Bandmaster with minimum five years teaching experience.

To register interest for these posts Curriculum Vitae should be sent by email to rmacleod@thepipingcentre.co.uk or by post to:
Roddy Macleod, The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater St, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 0HW, Scotland, UK.

Closing Date: October 1st 2014

Spread the Love

Spread the Love

The National Piping Centre are sharing the LOVE this season with their new light-Up LED LOVE letters. These are the perfect finishing touch to any wedding and can be used both for the wedding ceremony as well as during the wedding breakfast and evening reception.

LOVE letters Soft

We’re offering FREE hire of these giant LOVE letters to any couple wishing to book a full package. Partnering with Make Believe Events these are sure to wow your guests and make your day one to remember!

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Only valid when full package is booked including ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
  2. Valid for weddings from May 2014 – Dec 2015
  3. Minimum guest numbers of 80 applies to receive this offer
  4. If the LOVE letters are unavailable due to high demand – an alternative will be offered

Argyllshire Gathering 2014 Results

Photo Derek Maxwell

Bruce Gandy, Senior Piobaireachd winner – Photo Derek Maxwell

Senior Piobaireachd

  1. Bruce Gandy – “Lament for the Laird of Annapool”
  2. Stuart Liddell – “Lament for the Laird of Annapool”
  3. Angus MacColl – “Donald Gruamach’s March”
  4. Faye Henderson – “The Red Speckled Bull”
  5. Willie McCallum – “Abercairney’s Salute”

Judges: Colin MacLellan, Malcolm McRae, Andrew Wright

Highland Society of London Gold Medal

  1. Douglas Murray – “MacNeill of Barra’s March”
  2. Ian K. MacDonald – “Lament for the Only Son”
  3. Andrea Boyd – “The Big Spree”
  4. Glenn Brown – “Lament for the Departure of King James”
  5. Andrew Hayes – “The Big Spree”

Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Robert Wallace, John Wilson

Silver Medal

  1. Decker Forrest – “MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute”
  2. Angus J. MacColl – “MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute”
  3. Sean McKeown – “Kinlochmoidart No.1″
  4. Stuart Easton – “The Groat”
  5. Sandy Cameron – “The Battle of Aldearn No.2″

Judges: Patrick Molard, Willie Morrison, Stuart Samson

MacGregor Memorial

  1. Cameron MacDougall – “The Battle of Auldearn No.2″
  2. Scott Barrie – “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
  3. Irsa Beckford – “The Unjust Incarceration”

Judges: Ian Duncan, Ronnie McShannon, Stuart Shedden, Bob Worrall

Silver Star Former Winners MSR

  1. Stuart Liddell
  2. Willie MacCallum
  3. Gordon McReady
  4. Angus MacColl
  5. Gordon Walker

Judges: Walter Cowan, Barry Donaldson, John MacDougall

A-Grade March

  1. Craig Sutherland
  2. Alasdair Henderson
  3. Alistair Dunn
  4. Alex Gandy
  5. Andrew Hayes
  6. Bill Geddes

Judges: Iain MacLellan, Robert Wallace, Bob Worrall

A-Grade Strathspey & Reel

  1. Craig Sutherland
  2. Alastair Lee
  3. Alasdair Henderson
  4. Andrew Hayes
  5. Iain Speirs
  6. Jamie Forrester

Judges: Ian Duncan, Willie Morrison, John Wilson

Premier & A-Grade Jig

  1. Fred Morrison
  2. Alasdair Henderson
  3. Steven Gray
  4. Alex Gandy
  5. Gordon McCready

Judges: Andrew Frater, Bruce Hitchings, Malcolm McRae

B-Grade March

  1. John Lee
  2. Andrew Lee
  3. Greig Canning
  4. Steven Gray
  5. Decker Forrest

Judges: Walter Cowan, Iain MacFadyen, Patrick Molard

B-Grade Strathspey & Reel

  1. Eric Ouellette
  2. Colin Campbell
  3. Angus J. MacColl
  4. Ben Duncan
  5. Connor Sinclair

Judges: Barry Donaldson, Colin MacLellan, Ronnie MacShannon

LateRooms.com Best Kept Secret Awards 2014

We’re entering into the LateRooms Best Kept Secret Awards 2014. This is a competition which is judged by YOU the customer! We’d be very grateful if you could nominate The Pipers’ Tryst via the link below for Best Breakfast and Best Service.

LateRooms.com Present The Best Kept Secret Awards 2014 - Nominate Us!

Nominate and you can be entered into a draw to WIN a 2 night stay at Chesford Grange, Warwick including dinner and breakfast at the hotel, a bottle of red wine and 2 passes to Warwick Castle.

Piper Hire Private Event

Wedding-Piper“Scotland’s Centre of Excellence for this great instrument”

Come along and meet our world class bagpipers.

Bespoke one-to-one meetings for bride and grooms to discuss your musical needs with our experts.
These popular events are held throughout the year at The National Piping Centre.

Refreshments provided whilst you chat!

EVENT DATES 2014

  • Sunday 14th September 12-4pm
  • Sunday 5th October 12-4pm

Please contact weddings@thepipingcentre.co.uk to make a one-to-one booking.