Grampian Police Pipe Band
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Grampian Police Pipe Band
Grampian Police Pipe Band
Grampian Police Pipe Band marching
Pipe majorPamela Whyte
Drum sergeantNone
TartanGrampian Police

Grampian Police Pipe Band is a Grade 2 pipe band associated with Grampian Police.


The band was formed as Aberdeen City Police Pipe Band in 1907, wearing the Hunting Gordon tartan.[1] In 1965 a new uniform was introduced with the Black Stewart tartan.[1]

The merger of police forces in the north of Scotland to create Grampian police resulted in the present name of the band being adopted.

Th band was promoted to Grade 1 for the start of the 1995 season, until it moved back to Grade 2 in 2005. For the 2012 season, the band returned to Grade 1, having changed both its pipe major and drum sergeant.[1][2] It placed 16th overall in the 2012 World Pipe Band Championships.[3][4]


The band plays at highland games and RSPBA competitions as well as police and community events.[1] In 1990, the band played for the Queen Mother to celebrate her 90th birthday.[1]


The band is open to both civilians and members of the police force.[5] It currently has around 35 members.[2]


  • The Bluebells of Scotland, Flower of Scotland (1995) [6]
  • The Pipes & Drums of Scotland (2005) [7]
  • Police Pipe Bands of Scotland (2010) [8]
  • Best of Scottish Pipes and Drums (2010) [9]
  • Marches Ecossaises (2011) [10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Grampian Police Pipeband". Archived from the original on 2013-10-06. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b After changes, Grampian Police set sights on Grade 1 success | pipes|drums
  3. ^ "Grampian Police competition records at the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association>".[dead link]
  4. ^ "BBC coverage of the Grampian Police Pipe Band at the 2012 World Pipe Band Championships".
  5. ^ Pipe Band
  6. ^ "The Bluebells of Scotland, Flower of Scotland".[dead link]
  7. ^ "The Pipes & Drums of Scotland".
  8. ^ "Police Pipe Bands of Scotland".[dead link]
  9. ^ "Best of Scottish Pipes and Drums".
  10. ^ "Marches Ecossaises".

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