Dec 2017 Update on the 2018 Trip to Scotland

There are still spaces available for the trip to Scotland.  Promises to be a great trip so spread the word to anyone you think might be interested, all are welcome. If you know of bands in your area that might have interested players let them know about the trip.

Update for the 2018 Trip to Scotland

– Air carrier for the trip will be Air Transat.
– Flight departs August 19 / 18 at 9:30 pm arriving in Glasgow at 9:05 am on August 20/18.
– Flight returns September 03/18 at 1:00 pm arriving in Toronto at 3:20 p.m.
– Transfers have been arranged from the Glasgow airport to University of Edinburgh, Pollock Hall for arrival and departure.
– An itinerary was included in tour information circulated and posted on the Pipes and Drums of Canada web site. Definite times for morning departures and returning times will be circulated to all participants. We will make every effort to communicate with all travellers regarding plans for the day. Some flexibility is required as changes do occur as we arrive in different locations. Key people on each bus will make every effort to keep people informed of the schedule.

First two payments are due:
– August 25/17 $500 per person non refundable
– December 15/17 $1000 per person non refundable

The full package price includes the following:
– return airfare from Toronto
– -accommodation for 14 nights
– full breakfast each day
– one dinner at City Restaurant
– ceilidh (dinner and dance) in Dunfermline with Frank Thompson showband
– hosted lunches and dinner in some locations
– admission to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
– coach transportation to all venues
– transfers to and from the Airport
– fee for entrance to Balmoral Castle

Colour Party
We are looking for more individuals to join our colour party . It is our wish to have a large colour party unit. Friends, spouses, family members and other band supporters are welcome to join.
While the dress is similar to Royal Canadian Legion uniform it is not necessary to be a legion member to join the colour party. Flags and slings willbe provided for members.
For further information contact Dave Bowen. colour party coordinator at email

Travel Arrangements will be handled by:
Mary Ann Winterton
contact – phone 705 445 6370 email

Scotland 2018

The band is organizing a tour of Scotland in 2018 which will include events in Edinburgh as well as many other parades and functions throughout Scotland and Northern England. To date over one hundred and fifty pipers, drummers, colour party highland dancers and supporters have indicated an interest in being involved in this trip.

We have registrants from all across Canada and look forward to increasing the number of those wanting to take part. Click here to download our Member Information Registration Form.

Further information is available in the attached brochure. The brochure includes details on airfare, accommodations, meals, and dates which include both free time and performance venues. Payment details are also included.

The music list for the Scotland 2018 trip is available here.
The sheet music for these tunes is contained in our band music book which can be downloaded from the Music section of this website.