August 2016

World Pipe Band Championships

An amazing day at the Worlds has resulted in 2016 being the most successful competing season in the bands history.
The results for the 5 majors are as follows

British Championships Band 6th drum corps 2nd
UK Championships Band 2nd drum corps 1st
European Chamionships Band 2nd drum corps 1st
Scottish Chmpionships Band 1st drum corps 1st
World Chamionships Band 1st drum corps 6th

The band and the drum corps were awarded ''champion of champions'' for being the most successful band in Grade 4A.
A fantastic achievement in their first year at this grade.


June 2016

European Pipe Band Championships

Ullapool and district pipe band will be competing at European Pipe band championships on Saturday in Forres at 11.03 am and our junior members will join with Gairloch Pipe Band and competing as Wester Ross Pipe Band at 10am. This is a change of time. Ullapool pipe band has also been chosen to be one of the lead bands in the massed band parade at the end of the competition.

UPDATE: Drum corps 1st in their grade at European championships and band 2nd overall. Junior band - Wester Ross  reached final. Superb performance from both bands. 

June 2016

UK Pipe Band Championships

On Friday 10th the band will travel to Belfast to take part in the UK Pipe Band Championships We are playing at 11.31 and would be delighted to see some of our supporters there. Next performance in Ullapool will be on Thursday 16th at the Calmac car park.

May 2016

Ullapool and District Pipeband Village Performances

All performances start at 7.30pm in the Calmac car park (weather permitting!) and a collection will be made for band funds.

Thursday 2nd June

Thursday 16th June

Thursday 30th June

Friday 7th July

Thursday 14th July

Thursday 21st July

Thursday 4th August

Thursday 18th August

Thursday 25th August


August 2015

Ullapool and District pipers meets Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs.

As part of the Scottish Cabinet visiting Ullapool to meet and hol.d a public meeting, the pipe band were visited by Fiona Hyslop whose father was a drummer in a pipe band.

As well as joining in with our practice, we were also given best wishes for our forthcoming efforts at the Worlds in Glasgow. See further details and clip here...


July 2014

Ullapool and District pipers secure sponsorship from Scottish Sea Farms

Ullapool and District Junior Pipe Band has secured a sponsorship deal worth £2,500 from the Scottish Sea Farms Heart of the Community Trust. This cash boost helped with the band’s travel costs to allow them to travel to Belfast to compete in the UK Pipe Band Championships.

Graham Ross, Chairman of the pipe band, said: “This cash support from Scottish Sea Farms is really appreciated as without it the band would have been unable to take part in this competition. The travel costs alone are over £4,000 and the band consist of school children who don’t have an income. This funding helped to make this trip possible and, in turn, allowed us to bring home 2nd place. We are now working hard to get ready for the European Championships in Forres on 28 June.”

Jim Gallagher, Managing Director, Scottish Sea Farms, said: “This is what the Heart of the Community Trust is all about. The Ullapool and District Junior Pipe Band give the whole area something to be proud of and we are delighted to be able to help them go on to achieve further success.”


July 2014

UK Championships

Ullapool & District Pipe Band... 2nd at the UK championships today at Belfast!!

Ullapool and District Junior Pipe Band has secured a sponsorship deal worth £2,500 from the Scottish Sea Farms Heart of the Community Trust. This cash boost helped with the band’s travel costs to allow them to travel to Belfast to compete in the UK Pipe Band Championships.

The UK Pipe Band Championships is one of only five major events in the pipe band competition calendar and took place at the weekend (Saturday 14 June) at Stormont Castle in Belfast.

The 40-strong band was aiming to compete in the final of the championships which they not only achieved but also finished 2nd in their grade, which is a fantastic result for the band.

Travelling from Ullapool, it took over 12 hours to reach Belfast but the band knew it would be worthwhile. They came 4th in their grade at the British Championships last month and were also awarded Pipe Band of the Year at the Traditional Music Awards. Recent success has led to the band doubling in size in the last year and, as there are very few activities for youngsters in the area, it provides a much needed outlet for energy and musical talent.


Autumn 2013

"Pipe Band of the Year"

We have won the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2013 Scottish Pipe Band of the Year!

This is great news and hopefully reflects all the hard work and effort the band have put in. Thanks to everyone who voted and has supported us this year and congratulations to all the band.


August 2013

Festival Interceltic, France

The band on route to France

The pipe band attended an international competition in Lorient, France in August 2013.

The band performed extremely well, taking second in both the medley and MSR competitions narrowly missing out to the higher graded Prince Charles Pipe Band of the USA.

Well done to all the band members and thanks for all the support from the community and elsewhere.

June 2013

European Pipe Band Championships, Forres

Ullapool and District Pipe Band at Forres

The European Pipe Band Championships at Forres in June saw the pipe band come 5th place out of 35 competing bands.

Congratulations to all!

June 2013

Royal Performance at Skiff World Championship

Ullapool Pipe Band Meeting Princess Ann

As well as playing to the crowds at the opening of the World Skiff Championships in Ullapool in June, the band also performed for HRH Princess Ann.

Having played to the Queen Mother in the past, it was good to have such a prestigious guest to hear and hopefully enjoy our performance.