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 and certain Highland Games 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 including massed band events at Dufftown and Nairn Highland Games and Braemar Gathering.
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.
Travel abroad has always been welcome by our Band and enriches our experiences. We are returning to Amiens, France in July through United Pipers for Peace who will bring together 20 Pipe Bands and Bagadoù to pay tribute to the soldiers and pipers who took part in the Battle of the Somme and the Great War
Full history of Huntly Pipe Band overseas trips
1972 France (Etretat) & Belgium (Middlekirke)
1975 France (Megeve) & Belgium (Menin Gate – Ypres)
1979 France (Deauville) & Spain (Jaca – Pyrenees) note...our performance in Bayonne was cancelled due to rioting on the streets by Basque separatist campaigners!
1982 Belgium (Kortrijk)
1998 Belgium (Heule and also Menin Gate – Ypres)
2002 France (Longueval Memorial – Somme and also Cambrai)