Police Scotland & Federation Pipe Band

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Police Scotland & Federation Pipe Band (formerly Glasgow Police Pipe Band) was formed in 1883 as the ‘Burgh of Govan Police’ and is the most successful Grade 1 Pipe Band in history, winning the World Pipe Band Championships on 21 occasions.  A feat unmatched in the grade.  The band’s first place prizes include the following:


  • 4 times Scottish Pipe Band Champions

  • 12 times British Pipe Band Champions

  • 10 times European Pipe Band Champions

  • 11 times Cowal Highland Gathering Pipe Band Champions

  • 13 times Champion of Champions

  • 21 times RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships


The band consists of a mix of serving Police officers and civilians and performs at prestigious events for Police Scotland and other organisations all around the world, in addition to their competition season. The band’s main sponsor is the Scottish Police Federation and is under the direction of Pipe Major Alisdair McLaren and Drum Sergeant David Henderson.

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"BDC’s Axial Series of Pipe Band snare, bass and tenor drums are the pinnacle of precision engineering and craftsmanship by Keith Keough and his fantastic BDC team, the attention to detail is excellent with a striking design, but most importantly, the quality of sound is exceptional!" 

-- David Henderson