2019 British Championships -Paisley

The first major Championship of the year was held at a cold changeable St James Playing Fields in Paisley yesterday.

Lochgelly High School from Fife won the 214th GCBB Ex Members Association Trophy, taking first place from an entry of 17 bands in the Novice Juvenile B grade.

They were the inaugural winners back in 2016.

Previous Winners

2016 Lochgelly High School

2017 Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band

2018 North Lanarkshire Schools


The Grade 1 Championship was won by St Laurence O’Toole from Ireland.


Alex Connell Funeral details

Alex Connell’s funeral will be held on

Tuesday the 7th of May 9.45am at Daldowie Crematorium.

I’m sure there will be a large turnout and I would advise getting there early with your 214 tie.

Click here for map & directions to Daldowie Crematorium.

Lots of great comments have been appearing on various websites about Alex.

Click here to read Ian MacLellan’s tribute on pipingpress.

For those of you who haven’t seen the excellent interview of Alex on Pipers Persuasion please click here.