The Pipe Band Magazine - January 2012


For the second time in a year personnel from the ScottishPower Pipe Band have featured and claimed the front page of the Pipe Band Magazine.

The latest edition has a spotlight feature on the band’s Pipe Sergeant Donald Mackay, giving a full interview and showing photographs from his piping career to date.

Published by PP Publishing in Glasgow, the magazine is an official magazine of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

Published quarterly, 'Pipe Band' is the magazine which keeps members and all pipe band enthusiasts up to speed with developments in the world's leading pipe band organisation.

Every copy purchased helps support the finances of the RSPBA which in turn ensures the smooth running and the future of the organisation. Each issue includes features on the leading personalities on the judges panel, in administration and, of course, on pipers and drummers themselves.

The magazine offers a comprehensive results service and an accurate and reliable Diary of competitions. Our 'All Our Yesterdays' feature looks back at band of yesteryear and highlights the top names of past eras.

The magazine has a current readership of more than 3000 quarterly and is shipped all over the world. The magazine also offers advertisements for interested manufacturers and suppliers.

For more information on subscribing to the magazine click here.

NEW DIGITAL AND IPAD VERSION AVAILABLE Pipe Band Magazine, the official publication of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, is now available in digital format on the popular iPad and iPhone devices. The new development follows a partnership with the College of Piping which will host the magazine in their free application (‘App.’) in Apple’s iTunes store. Band members and enthusiasts who wish to take advantage of this development should go to the store, enter ‘Piping’ in the ‘Search’ box and download the College app to their device and they will see an icon for the magazine there priced £2.49 and £8.99 for a four issue subscription.

The iPad edition of Pipe Band magazine is an exciting development for the magazine. It means that the many thousands of pipe band members overseas can now get the magazine instantly to their devices on the day of publication. You can download the app using this iTunes link.

Those without iPad or iPhone can also get a digital version of the magazine for their computer or other tablet device by clicking on this link. Digital versions of Pipe Band magazine have the benefit of multimedia content.

Robert Wallace
Pipe Band Magazine Editor