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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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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The Day we went to Sanday.

Eight members of the band had a day trip out to the island of Sanday on Sunday 30th June to play and take part in the islands fun weekend namely “THE SANDAY SOULKA.” Lots of activities for young and old and all in between. There was even a cricket match throughout the afternoon and when […]

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An international organisation promoting permaculture which conducts courses around the world including most parts of Britain are running a course in Stromness Orkney during the end of July and start of August. A social get together concludes the course at which we have been asked to entertain.

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