Huntly and District Pipe Band is a recreational band based in the market town of Huntly, Scotland.
Formed in 1948 by Gordon Highlanders returning home from service in WWII, the band is a big part of our local community and we are proud to be celebrating our 70th Anniversary.
Our aim is to promote and encourage the advancement of Pipe Band Music in our area. We have a tuition programme in place for pipers and drummers, which is committed to continual learning.
The Band attends many local Games in the summer months as well as private engagements.
Please browse our web site to find out more about the current band and its rich history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 play at a variety of events. Highland games take up a big part of the summer months. If you are interested in in contacting us or have any other specific requirements please get in touch.
Over the years we have forged great relationships with several other pipe bands, musicians and supporters of the Huntly and District pipe band. We are more than happy to consider reciprocal linking with associated bodies, to do so please visit our links page and thereafter contact us.