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.
The current pipe band comprises of many members and a dedicated team of committee members and office bearers, who meet on a regular basis. 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 our Band Manager Hamish Dean and Pipe Major Ian Stuart in the Stewarts Hall on Tuesday evenings, assisted by Pipe Corporal Chelsea Crighton and Pipe Corporal Cameron Dean
Our drumming tutors are Drum Corporals Glenn Morrison and Connor Dean
The Band has spaces available for tuition for any pupils from age 9 upwards interested in learning the bagpipes or drums.
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.
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 including massed band events at Dufftown and Nairn Highland Games and Braemar Gathering.