Welcome to Stromness RBL Pipe Band

The band was formed in 1980 through the enthusiasm of the late Bill Baillie, an Occidental Oil Company employee on the Flotta Oil Terminal. The band’s membership initially came from the Flotta workforce and took the name Occidental Pipe Band, and then later the Claymore Pipe Band, after one of the oilfields supplying Flotta. The band then extended its recruitment beyond the workforce and obtained new sponsorship from the Stromness branch of the Royal British Legion in 1985, and therefore took on the present name.

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News

Stromness Shopping week 2021.

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  • 1 hour ago
  • Ian MacDonald

This Saturday evening 14th August as part of the much shortened Stromness Shopping Week Gala the pipe band will play in front of the Town House at the Pier Head for a approx 30 mins between 1730 -1815 (Flexible due to other groups playing). This will be the first street parade the band has attended […]

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At  1pm on Friday 9th July 2021 on Broad Street, Kirkwall Orkney Islands Council are conferring the “Freedom of Orkney” on the Royal Navy’s Northern Diving Group in recognition of their on-going commitment to the annual survey of HMS Royal Oak war grave in the waters of Scapa Flow and the resetting of a RN […]

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The Way Ahead in 2021

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  • 3 months ago
  • Ian MacDonald

Here we are in the Month of May 2021 we have not been able to practice or play pipes and drums as a full band since March 2020. As we move through this month we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with a lifting of restrictions in Orkney to […]

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We were going to hold a short parade and remembrance ceremony in Stromness on Sunday 8th November followed on Wednesday 11th with a gathering for the 2 mins silence at 1100. Unfortunately new Covid regulations came into force today. Although they do not restrict private citizens paying respect at the War Memorial a dictate from […]

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The band members are keeping in touch by social media, practicing and carrying out instrument maintenance. Yes? there is an upside.

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