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

Who’s up for a wee bit o’ Burns.

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  • 4 weeks ago
  • Ian MacDonald

We are approaching that time of year when Scots around the world brace themselves for a large dose of Robbie Burn’s. This year on Saturday 25th Jan the band will be at the Standing Stones Hotel to celebrate the Bard’s life, poetry and songs, with a wee bit o’ the Great Chieftain O’ the pudd’n […]

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Santa Claus is coming to town

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  • 2 months ago
  • Ian MacDonald

The Stromness Pipe Band met Santa and his Elves, Pixies and helpers today Saturday 14th December 2019 as they came off the Stromness RNLI lifeboat and escort them all through the town and up into his Grotto at the Community Centre. Lots of young folk entered the Grotto and wandered through the wonderland of Disney […]

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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice day

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  • 4 months ago
  • Ian MacDonald

It is coming around to that time of year when we remember the dead of all wars but particularly the First and Second World Wars of last century. This year once again the Stromness RBL Pipe Band will lead the Royal British Legion (Stromness) Branch commemorations. A parade and service will take place on Remembrance […]

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The Vikings are coming

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  • 4 months ago
  • Ian MacDonald

We have been asked to take part by leading a Viking style Fire Festival fun weekend entitled Orkoberfest on a theme similar to the German Octoberfest except this will be Viking orientated. A Jarl squad from Shetland South Mainland will be visiting to take part . The Fire Festival will take place on Saturday 26th […]

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Shopping Week 2019

Story and Photo taken before the fancy dress parade. Members of the band before we set off for the fancy dress parade. Fantastic weather for the fancy dress carnival. On Monday 22nd July the band played a selection of tunes at the pier head before the arrival of the Shopping Week Queen at 1100. As […]

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