Who Are We?

Inverurie Pipe Band is based in , a country town some 16 miles north west of Aberdeen in the north east of Scotland. It was formed in 1957 as a Town Band to take part in local events and to help to encourage tourism (See ). Although its activities take it further afield to competitions and other engagements, it still maintains its sense of contributing to the local community.

As displayed in the background of this page, the Band wears the Ancient Leslie tartan in recognition of the lands once held by the Leslie family to the N.W. of Bennachie around Leslie Castle, Leslie and Old Leslie villages.

The Band meets for practice in Inverurie Academy on Monday between 7.00pm and 9.30pm and on Thursday evenings between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.

Aspiring musicians should not take too literally the Leslie motto "GRIP FAST" on the crest used as a cap badge!

Group of players at Rhynie, Aug '99 Players at the Back O' Bennachie BBQ, Sept '99

Our members, whose ages range from youngsters to over 60, come from a diverse set of backgrounds, living within a catchment area of about 18 to 20 miles of Inverurie.

Playing members of the Band today share a wide range of experience, some some have been playing the pipes for more than forty years, while some have played in public for less than two years or so. Fortunes vary from year to year, but the Band continues to have considerable potential for the future (See ).

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John Baillie
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