The annual competition run by the Scottish Piping Society of London takes place a week on Saturday in the Kensington Conference Centre. Since the early 1930s it has been one of the highlights of the solo calendar.
Today we begin a look back at the history of this illustrious Society and its early beginnings tracing the origins of its famous competitions for the Bratach Gorm and the Gillies Cup.
The first excerpt focuses on the pre-war years. Read it here. It is written by former President Adam Sanderson. Check out the draws for the 2016 competition here. Read a report on last year’s contest here.