Formed by Pipe Major Stuart Liddell in 2005 the band started in Novice Juvenile Grade and made rapid progress from Novice to Juvenile to Grade 2 winning the World Championships in each grade – 2007 (Novice), 2008 (Juvenile) and 2009 (Grade 2). They were promoted to Grade 1 in 2010 and managed to get into the prize list (top 6 bands) that year finishing 5th at Cowal. From 2011 till 2013 they have been very consistent finishing in the prize list on most occasions. The highlight of 2013 however was their pre-Words “Ascension” concert in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow which was sold out in record time. A double CD was made of the concert which is on sale on the band’s website www.idpb.co.uk and other sites.
In 2014 the band won its first major contest at the top grade, winning the European Championships in Forres, less than 10 years since they were formed. Their 2016 season has started well winning the British Championships in Paisley and taking 2nd place in the UK Championships in Belfast.
They are delighted to be competing again in the International Quartet Competition at Piping Live! again as defending Champions – having one the competition on four separate occasions – 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.Events