Pipe Bands

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The closing date for entry is Saturday 27 August 2019 and the draw will be made on 28 August 2019. Bands will be notified of their draw time. No late entries allowed. The contest starts at approximately 1pm, although the opening Street Procession parade starts at 12 noon. All pipe bands are encouraged to participate in the Street Procession at 12noon and the Massed Pipe Bands Parade at 5pm.

Full conditions of entry are detailed on the Entry Form below:

Pipe Band Entry 2018

Our Pipe Band and Drum Major contests are on Games Day. They are run under Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) and Local Rules in conjunction with the RSPBA Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway Branch.

At Dundonald, we attract a good range of local and regional pipe bands from throughout Scotland in addition to international pipe bands. In the past we have hosted pipe bands from Canada, Australia, Belgium and Oman.

All pipe bands can be assured of a great venue and a warm welcome!


Grades 2, 3, 4 (march), 4 (MSR)

Adult Drum Major

Juvenile Drum Major

Best Novice Juvenile Band

Best Turned Out

Marching & Discipline

Best Overseas Band