Huntly owes its name and existence to the Gordon family. In 1319 Robert the Bruce granted the lands of Strathbogie to Adam de Gordon originally of Berwickshire. The family base at Strathbogie castle was renamed Huntly castle in 1506.
The current Huntly Pipe Band has two uniforms; a number one ceremonial dress used for special occasions such as Armistice Parades and certain Highland games such as the Lonach in Strathdon that require the full ceremonial dress to be worn by our members.
The current Pipe band comprises of many members and a dedicated team of committee members and office bearers. Without doubt the continued success of the pipe band is reliant on the continuing hard work and support of our team.
Over the years the Huntly Pipe Band has played in many locations, not only in the United Kingdom but also overseas. During this time we have collected a fantastic selection of images which we have placed in a gallery for the enjoyment of our web site visitors.
Huntly and District pipe band play at a variety of events. Highland games take up a big part of the summer months and include massed band events such as Dufftown, Nairn and Braemar Gathering. We can provide a full or mini band for events such as weddings.
List of engagements for 2018
Gordon Castle Highland Games – Sunday, 20th May
Huntly Football Club Fun Day – Sunday, 27th May
Meldrum Sports – Saturday, 16th June
Drumtochty Highland Games – Saturday, 23rd June
Tomintoul Highland Games – Saturday, 21st July
Dufftown Highland Games – Saturday, 28th July
Abernethy Highland Games – Saturday, 11th August
Nairn Highland Games – Saturday, 18th August
Lonach Gathering – Saturday, 25th August
Braemar Gathering – Saturday, 1st September
Band 70th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, 15th September
For any enquiries please contact us at :
Huntly and District Pipe Band, c/o Secretary, Craigiebrae, Richmond Road, Huntly, AB54 8BH
The band has travelled to Europe many times, during which we have made long-lasting friendships some of which span three generations. This year we are returning to Amiens, France in July.
Huntly and District pipe band are committed to promoting piping and drumming in the area for young and old. Our piping tutors are Hamish Dean and Ian Stuart, drumming tutors are Glenn Morrison and Connor Dean.