North Berwick 2020 CANCELLED

Posted on 26th March 2020 by John Hughes | President

The games will not take place this year due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

We have regrettably had to take this decision in keeping with many others at this time due to the practicalities and uncertainties that we face.

Please keep safe everyone and see you in 2021.

All entry fees will be refunded by the Branch for these contests.

John Hughes
Branch President

RSPBA HQ COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted on 28th March 2020 by John Hughes | President

In response to the revised Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, we have closed our Headquarters building at 45 Washington Street in Glasgow to safeguard our staff, members, and volunteers.

Although our Scottish (25th July) and World (14th /15th August) Championships are still on the calendar at this point in time, we are liaising closely with the promoters of these events West Dunbartonshire Council and Glasgow Life respectively. We are meeting on-line weekly with Glasgow Life to review the situation regarding the Worlds and will advise as soon as any decisions are made.

If you have any trophies still to be returned for any of this year's Major Championships, please keep hold of these for the time being.

In these trying times we must all do our part to minimise the spread of Coronavirus. Please make sure you keep your friends and family safe and follow the guidelines issued by the Government and health professionals.

RSPBA Board of Directors

Dunbar, Innerleithen and Edinburgh 2020 CANCELLED

Posted on 18th March 2020 by John Hughes | President

In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak (CoVid-19) and in line with national guidance from the Scottish Government, the Lothian & Borders Branch of the RSPBA, in conjunction with our various partners, have taken the decision to cancel all of our outdoor contests during May and June 2020.

As a result, the following contests are cancelled:

  • Dunbar Pipe Band Contest which was due to take place on Saturday 16 May 2020.
  • Innerleithen contest scheduled for Saturday 6 June 2020.
  • Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships due to take place on Sunday 21st June 2020.

All entry fees will be refunded by the Branch for these contests.

John Hughes
Branch President

Lothian & Borders Indoors 2020 POSTPONED

Posted on 13th March 2020 by John Hughes | President

In light of the recent outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus COVID-19 we have decided in the interest of public health and safety to postpone the event including the RSPBA Adult World Solo Drumming Qualifier until a later date.

The event will now be scheduled to take place later in the year once the situation has improved and restrictions have been lifted.

All entry fees received so far will be refunded in full and cheques returned or destroyed.

We hope that you can understand the reason behind this and that at this time the health and safety of the competitors, judges, spectators and support staff is extremely important.

John Hughes
Branch President

RSPBA AGM Scheduled for 14th March 2020 POSTPONED

Posted on 13th March 2020 by John Hughes | President

The RSPBA Annual General Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 14th March 2020, in Glasgow, has been postponed due to the escalating coronavirus situation. The decision to postpone was taken after the Board of Directors considered in detail the advice of both local and national government agencies and is intended to minimise the potential health risk to our membership.

We know and appreciate that our members from across the UK will be disappointed by this late notification, however we have been working to assess the risk from a situation which continues to change rapidly. In the circumstances we believe the right thing to do for our membership is to postpone.

The RSPBA heed all government health advice. Branches and bands are also asked to re-assess all activities during the period of the current pandemic in the interest of the wellbeing of all band members and supporters.

The RSPBA will continue to be vigilant about coronavirus and will of course follow all advice from Health Protection Scotland. We will advise the membership of a new date for the AGM once the situation has improved and restrictions have been lifted.

John Hughes
Branch President

2020 Online Entries Now Open

Posted on 09th February 2020 by John Hughes | President

Online entries now open for 2020 competitions

We are pleased to announce that our online entries for bands and drum majors are now open via our Online Entries page.

Any band who has not yet paid there 2020 fees can pay these along with their entries.

John Hughes
Branch President

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Branch Dates

26 January 20Branch Meeting
23 February 20Branch Meeting
28 March 20Branch Indoor and Solos
29 March 20Branch Mtg - CANCELLED
26 April 20Branch Meeting
16 May 20Dunbar Contest
06 June 20Innerleithen Contest
21 June 20Edinburgh Contest
02 August 20Bridge of Allan Contest
08 August 20North Berwick Contest
05 September 20Peebles Contest
27 September 20Branch Meeting
25 October 20Branch Meeting
29 November 20AGM & Branch Meeting

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For all competition entries and registrations please contact branch secretary Ann Hazzard

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 Gorebridge
 Midlothian
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