The Lewis & Harris Piping Society

The Lewis and Harris Piping Society was established in 1977. The Society is comprised of dedicated committee members who organise the unique and highly prestigious annual Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE Memorial Competition ( The Society also run competitions for junior pipers throughout the Islands, as well as recitals, workshops; and other activities to promote the playing, tuition and enjoyment of the bagpipe.

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For the first time in its history, The Society will run their first ever virtual piping competition - with entries welcomed from juniors resident anywhere in the Western Isles (Outer Hebrides) from the Butt of Lewis to Barra. 

Although this competition is only open to Western Isles residents, there has already been considerable interest from further afield. The society are delighted with the interest shown so we may look in the future into adding a further category open to pipers from elsewhere.

The competition is open to all competitors under the age of 18. There is a varied selection of categories to encourage every level of player to take part.

The Society are delighted to announce their very supportive and highly acclaimed panel of judges for this unique competition. The judges will include Iain Speirs, Glenn Brown, Finlay Johnston, Donald MacPhee, Sarah Muir, Callum Beaumont, Decker Forrest and Roddy MacLeod MBE.

See the results of our 2020 competition.