ScottishPower Pipe Band

The ScottishPower Pipe Band, is a Grade 1 pipe band sponsored by the international energy company ScottishPower.

ScottishPower Pipe Band
LocationGlasgow, Scotland
Pipe majorChris Armstrong
Drum sergeantJake Jørgensen


Formed in 1969 as the British Caledonian Airways Pipe Band, the band won the World Pipe Band Championships (Grade 2) in 1977. By then known as the British Caledonian Airways (Gatwick) Pipe Band, the group was upgraded to Grade 1 the following year. After a change in sponsorship, the band became known as Power of Scotland (in 1989) and, finally, ScottishPower in the early 1990s.[1]

1995 marked a new area for the band as they switched from their distinctive Ancient Caledonia kit to the newly developed ScottishPower tartan.

The ScottishPower Pipe Band is currently led by P/M Chris Armstrong and Leading Drummer Jake Jørgensen.[2][3]

Pipe MajorsEdit

Leading drummersEdit

  • Davie Bruce (1975-1978)
  • Bob Turner (1978-1982)
  • Alex Duthart (1982-1986)
  • Eric Ward (1986-1991)
  • John Scullion (1991-2002)
  • Barry Wilson (2002-2014)
  • Jake Jørgensen (2014- )


as The Pipes & Drums of British Caledonian Airways

  • Alba (1987) - with The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

as ScottishPower Pipe Band

  • Tartan Weave (1995)
  • Cathcart (2004)
  • Live (2015)
  • Revolution (2017) - SoundCloud release[4]


  1. ^ Mike Paterson (12 July 1999). "Angus MacDonald". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Jake Jørgensen named new Leading Drummer of Scottish Power". Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "ScottishPower Pipe Band beats off stiff competition to remain No. 1 Scottish pipe band in the world". Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "ScottishPower offers free concert tracks". Retrieved 30 June 2020.

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