PP Video Archive

The PP Video Archive: A Visual History from the Piping & Pipe Band Worlds

This is where readers will find interesting piping and pipe band footage from both times past and the modern era.  We will do our best to ensure the quality is what you expect from Piping Press. If you have any film or movie shots you’d like included please forward to the usual address. For tuition videos please click here. This free facility is made possible by your support for our advertisers and the Piping Press Shop.


Thanks to Owen Nash, Manchester, for the footage from the 1995 Northern Meeting…..


Journalist and musician Erik Spence filmed this excerpt using a handheld video camera……

Robert Wallace in a snapshot from a BBC programme on the National Mod, Portree, 1982 from Robert Wallace on Vimeo.


Northern Meeting Piping Convenor Alan Forbes announces a special award for piper Jack Lee who has been attending the gathering for 40 years….


Northern Meeting 2018 Civic Reception where guests were entertained by Gold Medallist from the previous year, Alasdair Henderson….


P/M Richard Parkes leads his Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Glasgow Green after he secured his record-equalling 12th Worlds….


This video features Dr Roddy Ross (1921 – 2016) giving a talk to the Piobaireachd Society Conference at Fisher’s Hotel, Pitlochry, in 2009. Dr Ross looks at the origins of ceol mor and what drove the MacCrimmons to compose their masterpieces…..


A slideshow depicting the life and times of P/M Donald MacLeod. The music is MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart played on the clarsach by Simon Chadwick and recorded at the Piobaireachd Society Conference in 2016:


Some shots from the 2016 Uist & Barra:


Sound of the Waves Against the Castle of Duntroon –
Donald McBride


Duncan MacGillivray at the 2015 Iain Dall MacKay Memorial


This is video is from a programme made by Scottish Television in 1991 of the Uist & Barra Professional Piobaireachd. It features many of today’s piping personalities in their younger day including the winner Robert Wallace, Andrew Wright, Roderick MacLeod, William McCallum, Ronald MacShannon and Allan MacDonald.


The Funeral of Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies


Argyllshire Gathering Through the Ages

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