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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So here we go after 2 years of cancellations the Big Orkney Folk Festival is back and to kick it all off the Stromness RBL Pipe Band rise to the challenge as the first act of the opening Concert in the Town Hall on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. As at previous Folk Festivals we set […]

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Friday Night Parade the first of many.

  • News
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Ian MacDonald

Last Friday evening saw the band on the street in Stromness for the first of this year’s fortnightly Friday evening parades. It was great to get back out on the street and get a few tunes as a full band. The weather was perfect for the parade and it attracted a good number of spectators. […]

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Belated 40th Anniversary Plans Resurrected. We are pleased to announce that after 2 years delay due to the effects of Covid we are now planning our 40th Anniversary trip to Kincardine in Canada this August. Plans have been hastily drawn up after being given the green light from our host pipe band, The Kincardine Scottish […]

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It was a privilege to be asked to do a radio interview with presenter Angelica Bell from the London based Scala Radio, a digital radio station which specializes (mostly) in the classical genre of music. Each week Angelic likes to investigate the workings and day to day running of musical groups from around the UK. […]

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Stromness Shopping week 2021.

  • News
  • 10 months 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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