Kilbarchan Pipe Band is a traditional pipes and drums band currently competing at Grade 3B & Grade 4B and all playing members, whether competing or not, are welcome to play at our community and fundraising events. With family and fun at the centre of everything we do, we are proud to represent the village of Kilbarchan.


Tuesday and Thursday nights are tuition and practice sessions for our band. Meeting at the Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre at 7:30pm our members are encouraged and coached – but, most importantly, we have fun! Additional tuition is also available on these days from 6.30pm in Kilbarchan Scout Hut for those less experienced. We have a corps of pipes and drums – our drums section split into snare and bass.


Our band ethos is to encourage and support the musical growth of our members in a safe and sociable environment. It’s this hard working ethos that saw the band crowned 2022 Champion of Champions and UK, British and European Champions at Grade 4B

Kilbarchan Pipe Band welcomes anyone of any background to try their hand at Scotland’s best-known instruments. From 8 years-old to 90 years-young, everyone is welcome.


The Band take competition seriously and have progressed from Grade 4B to 3B after a fantastic season in 2022 that saw us win 3 major tournaments and become Champion of Champions and a solid performance over the 2023 season. Couple this to leading the parade on Kilbarchan’s Lilias Day,  welcoming cruise liners at CLYDEPORT,  providing entertainment at events -corporate or private, we are happy to share our music with everyone. Young or old, experienced or new, everyone is welcome in Kilbarchan Pipe Band. 


Music brings people and communities together. Kilbarchan Pipe Band is honoured to put music back at the centre of the community and prides itself on being Kilbarchan’s premier street band. Our band is like a family – a sentiment that is actually true for some of our members! If you have an interest, no matter how small, why not contact us today and find out how you can start your pipe band journey. 

Watch our band in action below



Kilbarchan Pipe Band fosters a great learning environment for players of all ages and abilities. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with lots of social activities as well as playing events locally and further afield. We aim to do well in competitions without losing touch with our roots as a village band.

Derek Milne

Pipe Major – Brian Knight
Lead Drummer – Louise Hiddleston
Chairman – Derek Milne

Treasurer – Hazel Vaughan
Secretary – Gavin Greene

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Treasurer – 11 Burnside Gardens, Kilbarchan, PA10 2HQ

Registered charity SC045878